Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, June 1

Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, June 1

To draw meaning from data is the ultimate goal of any data collection effort. Once meaning is drawn from data, it prompts action. Here’s where visualization of data becomes vital as visualisations readily convey the meaning hidden in data. One such action-prompting visualization we’ve made for the earthquake response is this map at quakerelief.info. ThisRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, June 1[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, May 28

Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, May 28

Since the Great Earthquake of April 25th, KLL has been working nonstop to support relief, rescue as well as rebuilding efforts. One of those ways is to help make data collection more systematic. Today, we will share a few examples of how we have been helping collect data to facilitate reconstruction. Cultural Sites Damage AssessmentRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, May 28[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Updates from KLL Situation Room, May 27

Nepal Earthquake: Updates from KLL Situation Room, May 27

Additional Set of Volunteers at QuakeMap Yesterday, we highlighted the QuakeMap maxim of  “No report is left unclosed!” – meaning we are determined to see that all reports on QuakeMap get fully addressed. However, closing all 1800 reports takes time and resources. Thanks to Professional Development and Research Center (PDRC), we have an additional set ofRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Updates from KLL Situation Room, May 27[…]

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[…]

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