Sri Lanka Flooding 2016

Sri Lanka has been hit in the past few days by flooding: HOT has been asked to activate and immediately start tracing buildings by the Disaster Management Center (DMC) of Sri Lanka, who work closely with World Bank GFDRR. They are in urgent need of detailed housing unit information. There are links on the HOT Tasking Manager:
This is the earliest phase of response so we are actively working to find other actors on the ground that the HOT Community can collect and provide geo data for. This means that you should check the front page of the tasking manager often, different jobs to support different ground activities might be coming up.
HOT members Robert Banick and Mikel Maron will be leading HOT's response to this crisis. They can be contacted at:
mikel.maron at
rbanick at
For more information visit the 2016 Sri Lanka Floods wiki-page:
If you’d like to help with coordination, speak up, and we’ll bring you into the Slack channel and Trello.
Regretfully, Blake Girardot, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, President, HOT Board of Directors, skype: jblakegirardot, HOT Core Team Contact: info at
Project type:
Disaster mapping
May, 17 2016 to Jul, 1 2016