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)[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 8,9 (May 3-4)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 8,9 (May 3-4)

Post-Disaster Satellite Imagery Post-Earthquake Satellite Imagery has come online for Sindhupalchok.  We are grateful to DigitalGlobe for providing us this imagery. The international community of mappers has already begun updating this imagery on OpenStreetMaps, to map IDP camps and severely damaged housing areas.  We are hopeful that the clear weather in the last few daysRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 8,9 (May 3-4)[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 7 (May 2)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 7 (May 2)

In addition to a robust OSM Team of mappers working actively in coordination with international mappers to map disaster affected regions of Nepal, we also have a dedicated group of volunteers working in scouring social media to submit reports of affected areas, verifying the correctness of reports received, and connecting victims with aid organizations to mobilizeRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 7 (May 2)[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room- Day 6 (May 1)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room- Day 6 (May 1)

(Some) Post-Satellite Imagery is on the way As we mentioned in our previous Situation Room updates, post-disaster satellite imagery has been hard to obtain, mostly due to bad weather. However, imagery providers have been very forthcoming in making available the imagery that they do have. (If you are reading this and are one of the imageryRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room- Day 6 (May 1)[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room- Day 5 (April 30)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room- Day 5 (April 30)

Since we wrote yesterday, our situation room has increased in size, with volunteers working in the parking lot, back yard cafe, and at the Nepali Government’s Health Emergency Operations Center. Satellite and UAV Imagery We are still relying on pre-disaster data for much of our map-making. Mapping the roads and houses that were around pre-disasterRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room- Day 5 (April 30)[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from OpenStreetMaps Situation Room- Day 4 (April 29)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from OpenStreetMaps Situation Room- Day 4 (April 29)

It has been another busy and full day in the Kathmandu Living Labs Situation Room.     QuakeMap.org gets more uptake Quakemap.org has seen an increase in use and growth. A total of 445 reports have been submitted thanks to the hard work of our team. Users can now submit reports via SMS to the followingRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from OpenStreetMaps Situation Room- Day 4 (April 29)[…]

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