Nepal Earthquake: KLL Situation Room Update, May 26

Nepal Earthquake: KLL Situation Room Update, May 26

It is Day 31 since we launched QuakeMap.org. Understandably the number of new reports coming in have now decreased but the pace of work at QuakeMap has anything but slowed down. Today we will illustrate how QuakeMap is operating through one of its reports’ life cycle: QuakeMap – No report is left ‘unclosed’ On April 29, the followingRead more about Nepal Earthquake: KLL Situation Room Update, May 26[…]

Nepal Earthquake: KLL Situation Room Update, May 25

Nepal Earthquake: KLL Situation Room Update, May 25

Mapathon In response to the Kaligandaki landslides we had set up four mapping tasks in OSM Tasking Manager. Luckily the river swept away debris from landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again. But we realize that the risk for such landslide is high, and we had a bunch of mappers inRead more about Nepal Earthquake: KLL Situation Room Update, May 25[…]

Nepal Earthquake: KLL Situation Room Update, May 24

Nepal Earthquake: KLL Situation Room Update, May 24

This morning, we woke up to the news of a landslide on the Kali Gandaki river. The dry landslide, caused by land that was weakened by the April 25th earthquake and numerous aftershocks, gave way starting Friday morning, and by Sunday morning, created an artificial lake that was 100m high and 1km deep. By mid-morning,Read more about Nepal Earthquake: KLL Situation Room Update, May 24[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 22

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 22

Greetings from the KLL Situation Room! Today, we will give you a sneak preview on what has been happening behind the scenes on days we had not been blogging. Indiegogo Crowdfunding We have launched an Indiegogo Crowdfunding campaign to help us cope with the increasing demand of map and GIS for disaster response and recovery. 44 awesomeRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 22[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 20

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 20

Quakemap.org support team back up at Temporary Office After a brief lull, the Quakemap.org support team of volunteers is back online at our temporary office in Kaasthamandap School in Mandikhatar. Our focus remains on closing as many reports as possible on Quakemap.org, or marking them as “Action Taken.” We are continuing to get important reports from theRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 20[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 17

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 17

When the first earthquake struck on April 25th, the Kathmandu Living Labs team quickly joined together and worked long hours on mapping needs and relief efforts. After two weeks at this furious pace, the team felt that things were starting to return to normal.  Our hours slowed, and we were somewhat burned out.  We gotRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 17[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 13 (May 8)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 13 (May 8)

While we continued working on Quakerelief.info, Quakemap.org and OSM today, we have chosen to give a different taste in today’s Situation Report. We had been playing futsal twice a week since last one year at KLL. Futsal is a great way to refresh and build team. Today, we again played it for the first timeRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 13 (May 8)[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 12 (May 7)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 12 (May 7)

KLL-HOT Nepal Activation Meeting We had our first hour-long weekly meeting with members of HOT over  Skype this evening, in which we covered pretty good mileage on important topics related to Satellite Imagery, designing mapping tasks using Tasking Manager, and overall coordination of this activation. These are the priority tasks we set: High priority: IDPRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 12 (May 7)[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 11 (May 6)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 11 (May 6)

In today’s situation report, we wanted to explain how QuakeMap.org is used for connecting needs that are reported into the site to actual relief. This was partially inspired by some incredibly motivating words from Humanity Road, which we have also echoed towards the end of this post. How QuakeMap Reports get to Relief Organizations OnRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 11 (May 6)[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 10 (May 5)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 10 (May 5)

We are pleased to announce that we have extended our situation room to the office of Nepal Engineers’ Association. We have established a mobile clinic where the engineers who are volunteering with Nepal Engineers Association come in with queries related to OpenStreetMap and mobile data collection app. Relief workers using OSM We received printed mapsRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 10 (May 5)[…]

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