Yesterday, while mapping the area around Piura, Peru an area directly adjacent suffered from a large landslide so we immediately began trying to pinpoint the area and create projects.
Due to heavy rains, a landslide occured in Canchaque District in northern Peru. There is not a lot of information available on the internet but people on the ground from AmeriGEO reported the incident.
AmeriGEO / HOT
We have been working on a preparedness campaign with AmeriGEO, NOAA and the OGC and this week was scheduled as a multi-day mapathon and conference to showcase PeruSat and the capabilities of utilizing the imagery in workflows such as ours. Edgar Lemus from the HOT Partnerships team has been spearheading the effort. Yesterday, while mapping the area around Piura, Peru an area directly adjacent suffered from a large landslide so we immediately began trying to pinpoint the area and create projects.
Edgar has created two projects (one for buildings, and one for roads & waterways) that cover the impacted area. It is very rural but landslides in this area are known to cut off isolated dwellings and small settlements making response and aid efforts difficult. For now these projects are set for Advanced mappers as we’d like to be able to deliver high quality data on the first pass without much need for validation.
Event Name: Canchaque Landslides
Type of Event: Sudden Onset
Location: Northern Peru
Geographic Scope: Canchaque District
Estimated Humanitarian Impact: relatively low number of dwellings estimated to be affected but high impact to those that are
Estimated Duration: Days to Week
Time Constraints: Data needs to be delivered in day(s) in order to be impactful on the response
Event Scope: Minor to Moderate
Local Leads: The OSM Peru community has been involved with the PeruSat mapathon and are likely to provide support on this response
Anticipated Needs: FOD is lacking in this area
HOT Current Capacity: Good
Need for Activation: High likelihood we treat this as a full activation due to the request and timeliness of request