Hi I am Shoaib Burq, an OpenStreetMap enthusiast and contributor. I am also a founding member of the Aust-NZ OSGeo Chapter. This talk is going to give you a very brief overview of how the open street map (osm) community organised themselves across the planet to help the first responders on the ground in Haiti and helped save lives.
The earthquake occurred at 21:53 UTC / 16:53 Local (-5 GMT) just south of Port-au-Prince 15 km SW of Port-au-Prince
Wiki started - request by mikel to start contributing map data.
Less than 12 hours later - this
haiti.osm. 2009 01 14 18:09:00
2010 02 05
This is the view of the mapping in progress
The data being created was specifically designed to suit disaster response.
Mapping of Haiti
OpenStreetMap Community’s Response to January
Shoaib Burq @sabman
Distributing Food &
United Nations Ofﬁce of Coordination of Humanitarian
Affairs (UNOCHA) mentioned the following mapping
requirement: "NEED to map any spontaneous camps
appearing in the imagery with size in area"