[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap + Ushahidi-Chile in the works + partnerships

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky zznmeb at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 23:54:41 GMT 2010

I have some Twitter stuff going

1. A ViralHeat profile collecting all "Social Media" hits relevant. I  
have API access and can dump this stuff, but haven't had a chance to  
do much else. http://meb.tw/c1FXKw

2. I posted some Ruby code to track the Streaming API at  

3. I am doing a geosearch on Twitter back in time for an area 325 km  
radius around the epicenter. That includes Santiago. I plan to post  
that CSV file somewhere once it gets back in time to the or an hour or  
so before. That will give us a list of people that Twitter believes  
are in the area.
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." ~ Paul Erd?s

Quoting Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgc at arkemie.com>:

> Do you have ideas of things to do / tasks ?
> I think satellite imagery should be available "soon" for tracing.
> Do you guys know the impacted area ?
> Maybe you could plan some kind of work plan for volunteers to help ?
> (e.g. with a wiki page, or a shared spreadsheet on Google Doc)
> How to split the work ? By area ?
> What would be priority themes ?
> Locate damages announced in the news ? (Damaged roads, collapsed
> bridges, maybe damaged buildings ? )
> How to coordinate ? talk-cl (OSM specific), crisismappers-chile (more
> general, e.g. also including Ushahidi), osm-talk (to get general OSM
> attention) ?
> Is there an IRC channel ?
> (The most relevant I am aware of might be #crisiscommons on irc.rhok.org
> Of course, there is also #osm on oftc.net, for OSM stuff)
> Best
> (puedo hablar espanol o traducir si es mejor /
> I can help translating to / from Spanish)
> Jean-Guilhem
> Toulouse, France
> OpenStreetMap volunteer
> (Experience with Haiti mapping - especially regarding health
> facilities, PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) Master List, etc.
> professionally works with satellite images - research and software
> development for image analysis, segmentation...)

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