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Join the Turkey & Syria Earthquake Response


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How to contribute to the Turkey and Syria Earthquake mapping response, as well as access datasets that have been generated by the mapping.

How to participate as a beginner mapper:

The best way to learn how to contribute to the response if you are a beginner is to join a community mapathon. You can find them on the OSM wiki or on the OSM calendar.

You can also contribute to the MapRoulette challenges of Yer Çizenler to tag the collapsed buildings from verified datasets. (Challenges not always available. Check back regularly.)

If there are not any MapRoulette challenges currently available, beginner mappers can watch this video for tips on how to contribute to the Tasking Manager projects for this response.

You can also find support and advice on the HOTOSM slack channels for #disastermapping and #mappersupport

If you are already an intermediate or advanced mapper…

The priorities for mapping on the HOT tasking manager are currently:

You can find the complete list of projects here.

If you are already an experienced validator…

The priorities for validation on the HOT tasking manager are currently:

If you are an advanced mapper and would like to join the HOT Global Validators Team, please fill in your details here.

Where to find data:

Recent news from Join the Turkey & Syria Earthquake Response (View all news)

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.

Samson Ngumenawe — 17 March, 2023

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.

Jessica Pechmann, Claudio de los Reyes — 17 March, 2023

Turkey And Syria Response: A Month After The Earthquake

The mapping response to the Turkey and Syria earthquake has shown the power of OSM data to support disaster response.

Pete Masters, Claudio de los Reyes — 9 March, 2023