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Srimal Samansiri, Assistant Director, R&D at Disaster Management Centre, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka | SotM Asia 2017


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State of the Map Asia (SotM-Asia) is the annual regional conference of OpenStreetMap (OSM) organized by OSM communities in Asia. First SotM-Asia was organized in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2015, and the second was organized in Manila, Philippines in 2016. This year’s conference, third in the series, was organized in Kathmandu, Nepal on September 23 – 24, 2017 at Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, Nepal.

We brought nearly 200 Open Mapping enthusiasts from Asia and beyond to this year’s SotM-Asia. The event provided an opportunity to share knowledge and experience among mappers; expand their network; and generate ideas to expand map coverage and effective use of OSM data in Asian continent. We chose ‘from creation to use of OSM data’ as the theme of this year’s conference, emphasizing on the effective use of OSM data. We also brought together a government panel from four different countries in this year’s SotM-Asia. We believe this event will deepen the bond and enhance collaboration among OSM communities across Asia.

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Srimal Samansiri, Assistant Director, R&D at Disaster Management Centre, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka | SotM Asia 2017

  2. 2. Organized Mapping 2012 / 13 30,000 buildings with attributes 2015/16 200,000 buildings (100,000 buildings with attributes) Tsunam i Floods
  3. 3. Field Data Collection – Puliyanthivu Central GN Discussion with Grama Niladari Palameenmadu OSM Field Camp OSM ToT – Sarvodaya, Sathurukondan, Batticaloa
  4. 4. Building Survey Questionnaire filled in Digital Form
  5. 5. Buildings might affected by Tsunami Tsunami Level # Buildings High 7854 Moderate 4280 Low 3052 Total buildings – 32,000 Total tsunami affected buildings – 15,000
  6. 6. RISK PROFILE Buildings – Manmunai North Risk Level Number of Buildings High Risk 4569 Moderate Risk 5563 Low Risk 5054
  7. 7. Affected Buildings by Floods 11647 Buildings
  8. 8. Power of Volunteerism Mapping with OSM – Flood May 2016 114,421 buildings – Today (Aug. 2016)
  9. 9. RISKINFO is the strategy to share all the Risk related data
  10. 10. Conclusion 1. OSM and government mapping mechanisms should be complement each other 2. Government supported organized mapping is needed for mass scale mapping than % volunteerism 3. Let OSM be independent of the governments, but government can support to improve standards 4. Mechanism to develop exchange data sets between OSM - Government
  11. 11. Questions …