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HOT's Response to the Earthquake in Turkey and Syria
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Satellite Imagery for Social Good
Open Data for Resilience and Risk Management Initiative: Open Cities Latin America and Caribbean
Canoa de Tolda
Community Mappersⓘ Total number of Mappers using HOT Tasking Manager
Total Map Editsⓘ Total number of edits from Missing Maps
Buildings Mappedⓘ Total number of buildings mapped from Missing Maps
Roads Mapped (KM)ⓘ Total length of roads mapped from Missing Maps
HOT's Approach to OSM Data Validation for Earthquake Response Mapping
Because OpenStreetMap is a crowd-sourcing project where everyone can freely contribute to the map, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has devised measures to support high-quality crowd-sourced OSM data. We have a four step validation process to ensure that the data created for emergencies like the current Turkey and Syria earthquake response is fit for use.
Using OSM Data in the Turkey and Syria Earthquake Response
In the aftermath of the Syria-Turkey earthquake, OSM is allowing responders to quickly access up-to-date maps and geospatial data to aid in search and rescue efforts, access and contextualize damage assessments, and plan relief and recovery efforts. Here are the data sets available for response organizations and examples of how they are being used.
Tips for Mappers from the HOT Data Team
Whether you just started mapping to support the earthquake response in Turkey and Syria or if you have been mapping for years, it is always helpful to read tips and watch tutorials to improve your skills and maintain best practices. Here are some top tips from members of the HOT Data Team.
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