[OSM-talk] [Fwd: Re: [CrisisMappers] New UNOSAT assessments: Update on IDP Concentrations, Density of Bridge&Road Obstacles]

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.com
Tue Jan 19 06:31:07 GMT 2010


In case you see them in the imagery...

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Sujet : 	Re: [CrisisMappers] New UNOSAT assessments: Update on IDP 
Concentrations, Density of Bridge&Road Obstacles
Date : 	Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:03:27 -0800
De : 	James Wilson <iceaxe5 at gmail.com>
Répondre à : 	crisismappers at googlegroups.com
Pour : 	<crisismappers at googlegroups.com>, <emergencymapping at unosat.org>



For those folks tracking IDP and refugee camp locations, we are 
specifically interested in the following:

   1. reported migration of refugees from PAP to rural areas, and
   2. whether refugees and IDPs are migrating as far as the Calumette area


Thanks,
Jim Wilson, MD
(op biosurveillance)


On 1/18/10 2:34 PM, "Einar Bjorgo" <einar.bjorgo at unitar.org> wrote:

    Dear all,
     
    Two new UNOSAT satellite image assessments are now available. These
    are also included in the latest KML file (see below).
     
    *Overview of IDP Concentrations in Port-au-Prince and Carrefour,
    Haiti (Update2)
    *This map presents an overview of temporary shelter locations of
    displaced Haitians in Port-au-Prince and Carrefour, as identified in
    satellite imagery recorded on 13 January 2010. These IDP locations
    range in size from small clusters of survivors (approx 20-50) to
    large concentrations numbering in the low thousands. Locations are
    commonly situated in open areas away from unstable buildings, in
    parks, sport fields, church compounds and grassy medians of main
    roads. Four case examples are show in the imagery.
    *
    Density of Bridge & Road Obstacles in Port-au-Prince and Carrefour,
    Haiti (Update2)
    *This map illustrates the relative spatial density of major road and
    bridge obstructions in Port-au-Prince and Carrefour, as identified
    in satellite imagery recorded on 13 January 2010. A total of 691
    obstacles were identified, almost all due to collapsed buildings and
    related debris, in only a few cases were the obstructions the result
    of landslides. Of this total, 224 were likely completely blocked to
    motorized traffic and 467 were partial obstructions restricting
    vehicle access. Four case examples of specific road obstructions are
    shown in the imagery.
     
    Note: This is a preliminary analysis; road and bridge damages may be
    underestimated. Please send corrections to UNITAR / UNOSAT:
     unosat at unitar.org <mailto:unosat at unitar.org> .
     
    To download UNOSAT maps for the Haiti earthquake, please go to
    www.unosat.org/asp/prod_free.asp?id=52
    <http://www.unosat.org/asp/prod_free.asp?id=52>
    as well as on the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
    (www.gdacs.org <http://www.gdacs.org> ), including VirtualOSOCC.
     
    Our KML file, for use in image viewing and GIS-software, has also
    been updated to reflect damage assessments included in this latest
    map. This KML is available to all interested parties:
    http://www.unosat.org/kml/EQ-2010-000009-HTI.kml
    <http://www.unosat.org/kml/EQ-2010-000009-HTI.kml>
     
    UNOSAT's involvement related to the Haiti earthquake can be followed
    on http://www.unosat.org/asp/UNOSAT-EQ-201001-HTI.asp
    <http://www.unosat.org/asp/UNOSAT-EQ-201001-HTI.asp>
     
    One can subscribe to RSS feeds for the latest UNOSAT maps for
    automatic updates when new maps become available, please see:
    http://www.unosat.org/rss/freemaps.asp?n=1
    <http://www.unosat.org/rss/freemaps.asp?n=1>
     
    Comments and suggestions are most welcome.
     
     
    Kind regards,
    Einar Bjorgo
     


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