HOT supports with magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Nepal
The 2015 Nepal earthquake struck on 25th April with a magnitude of 7.8, followed by many aftershocks including a large magnitude 7.3 quake on 12 May. The quakes have caused widespread damage in the city of Kathmandu and the surrounding region. Thanks to a spectacular volunteer effort, HOT has boosted OpenStreetMap coverage of these areas, building upon detailed maps already created by the local OpenStreetMap community and Kathmandu Living Labs. This allows us to offer to help with aid delivery and reconstruction efforts. See the Maps and Data services in a variety of formats on the 2015 Nepal Earthquake wiki page.
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Global Studies and Collaboration with CrisisMappers Japan
On April 28, 2015, Prof. Furuhashi, of Aoyama Gakuin University's School of Global Studies and Collaboration held a seminar for some twenty beginning students studying Crisis Mapping. The seminar took place at the Global Learning Commons, a free space for students to gather at Aoyama Gakuin’s Sagamihara campus. This online project is part of the relief efforts of volunteers for Nepal’s catastrophic earthquake.
Kathmandu Living Labs is working to respond in Nepal: help them out!
Kathmandu Living Labs is a great local non-profit working to help in the Nepal earthquake response. Learn more about what they're doing with mapping, data, training and coordination, and help them yourself!