Linux.conf.au 2014 – Day 2 – Keynote

Kate Chapman- OpenStreetmap for disasters

  • Background
    • Most maps people used are not free
    • “The Wikipedia of Maps”
    • Goal: A free map of the whole world
    • ODbL – Like CC-BY-SA
  • Humanitarian Openstreetmap Projects (HOT)
  • 1st official activation in 2009 for Gaza
  • Activatation is a response from the community to a callout
  • Port-au-prince Jan 12 2010
    • Tracing existing satellite photos
    • Being used by people on the ground within a week
    • Geographic agency build collapsed and many staff killed in earthquake
    • Data released by agencies used for maps
    • Also covered Northern Haiti which wasn’t as affected by quake
    • Created NPO to organise
  • Project to map Indonesian ahead of time since disaster-prone country
    • Map once, use for many things
    • Pilot project – West Nusa Tenggara
      • Worked with community to collect data, including demographics data
      • Some existing maps were hand drawn or used “dumb” tools like coral-draw
      • ASM tools distributed
      • Agreement from Govt, NGOs, Companies to make best mapped province in Indonesia
    • Mapping Jakarta
      • 267 Urban villages
      • Talked to each head, get person to map data, University students to input the data
      • Varying levels of data quality, in-putted by students
      • Flooding in Jan 2013 – Map uses as basis of maps to show areas affected
      • Creating a training program (training the trainers)
    • openstreetmap.or.id
    • Data collected (often by Scouts), printed out maps, got people to walk around fill in gap son paper. Add data to online version
    • Used to create impact models for future floods
    • 3 part training manual created (English and Indonesian)
  • Eurosha
    • Training people to go work for 6 months in various African countries
  • Other projects to map 200 asian cities that are prone to disasters
  • Senegal – training and workshops
  • Project in Japan in Tsunami affected areas
  • Mapmill -
    • Civil Air Patrol takes GPS tagged photos of disaster areas
    • People sorted images by damage None/some/bad
  • American Red Cross
    • Fire risk map in Uganda
  •   Philippines – Typhoon Haiyan hit Nov 2013
    • Mapped 10,000 buildings in Tacloban before Typhoon hit
    • Website allows people to login and see various tasks that can be done
    • Post-event Satellite Imagery needed
    • US State Dept released satellite imagery for 30 days
    • Able to use photos to do before-vs-after maps on damage
  • github.com/hotosm
  • digitalhumanitarians.com  – various groups
  • Volunteer in Person for a Project – See website for lists
  • hot.openstreetmap.org