We activated to provide geographic base data in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines.
We activated to provide geographic base data in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines, coordinating on the Typhoon_Haiyan wiki page. Our maps have been used on the ground by aid agencies, including American Red Crosswho equip their teams with OpenStreetMap maps. Tying in with this, the British Red Cross have been working to help improve our map coverage
Hundreds of contributors have joined our effort by editing OpenStreetMap to make improvements in the Philippines. These projects are complete, visit tasks.hotosm for other humanitarian mapping.
As always, you can use these HOT resources:
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Support Haiyan/Yolanda Reconstruction: Contribute Public Use UaV (Drone) Imagery
An unprecedented number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- drones -- have been used to collect imagery after typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. But little coordination between projects appears to have occurred. Many types of response and recovery organizations can benefit from these "bird's eye" views of the typhoon affected areas.