Using OpenStreetMap and QGIS for Community Mapping


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Over the past year in Indonesia the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has been working with partners from AusAID to teach community mapping utilizing OpenStreetMap and QGIS.

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  • Work for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. We utilize OpenStreetMap for disaster response and preparedness. Today I’m going to talk the community mapping work we’ve been doing in Indonesia
  • AusAID, BNPB and GFDRR were building risk modeling software. At the time it was nicknamed Risk in a Box. You can see the current iteration at github called InaSAFE
  • AusAID and the World Bank were building open-source risk modeling software
  • OpenStreetMap is a map wiki that allows anyone with an account to contribute. The flexible folksomy makes it easy to contribute different types of data. So we began a pilot to collect building information. I’m not going to talk about all of this, just a community mapping component.
  • One of the ways to collect the necessary information that was needed for risk modelling that we tried was working with groups already doing mapping.
  • ACCESS is a community governance strengthening project. One of the phases of their process is that they make detailed poverty maps. ACCESS is active all over Eastern Indonesia.
  • First pilot areas. Different approach in rural areas (work with community facilitators) in urban areas have a contest!
  • This is an example of the type of map they current make. It is from Corel Draw and has no geospatial component.
  • After 4 or 5 workshops the need for change became apparent. Jeff Haack and Emir Hartato relooked at the training program. Since people were already familiar with paper maps that seemed to be the place to start.
  • Involving the group more also helped.
  • Constant discussion of the map as well. These were community facilitators they were use to these types of discussions.
  • Talibiu in Bima
  • Meeting with the village secretary to get the boundaries right.
  • Using OpenStreetMap and QGIS for Community Mapping

    1. 1. Kate ChapmanHumanitarian OpenStreetMap Team @wonderchook
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    3. 3. How to get data?
    4. 4. OpenStreetMap to the Rescue!
    5. 5. Helping GroupsAlready Mapping
    6. 6. Groups Already Mapping?
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    8. 8. Garmin GPSGarmin eTrex Vista HCx
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    11. 11. Mapping 2 Villages in a week, with and without Imagery
    12. 12. Mapping with Imagery
    13. 13. With GPS
    14. 14. Come Back Later and See What Has Happened
    15. 15. Not able to result in this Map
    16. 16. Other results we could not have guessed!
    17. 17. What if some of thethe Data Needs to be What if Some of data private needs to be private?CC-BY Katie Tegtmeyer
    18. 18. Each has a Unique Identifier
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    20. 20. .csv + .shp = thematic poverty map
    21. 21. Continuing to Makethe Technology TheirOwn
    22. 22. Future Plans the Two Team ApproachFacilitator Team Village Team• OpenStreetMap • Survey Tools (GPS, forms)• Surveying (social/geospatial) • Community Development• GIS (e.g. QGIS) • General Idea of OSM• Training (experience teaching • General Map Reading others• Community Development• Conflict Resolution• IT SkillsDetailed Blog Post:
    23. 23. Kate ChapmanHumanitarian OpenStreetMap Team @wonderchook