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News — 04 May, 2016

Ecuador Earthquake: Day 16 Update

We want to highlight the amazing work done to date by the wonderful volunteers mappers of OpenStreetMap, with 2,300 individuals making close to 3 million map changes with the associated #MappingEcuador changeset comment.

Big Thank You

We want to highlight the amazing work done to date by the wonderful volunteers mappers of OpenStreetMap, with 2,300 individuals making close to 3 million map changes with the associated #MappingEcuador changeset comment.

 



Ecuador OSM Statistics

Using the newly released OSM Analytics tool, it can be seen that most of the buildings and roads in Ecuador have been mapped during the last couple of weeks in response to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit on the 16th April. The buildings mapped are clustered in the northwest of the country at the epicentre of the quake.

 

 

 

 

Task Mapping Status

Almost all the projects on the Tasking Manager have been completed for the first round of mapping, with only task #1842 requiring more assistance at 64% complete. All other projects are more or less complete and only require expert mappers for validation.

 

 

Expert Mappers

Validation of the pre-event mapping tasks started last Tuesday and is going well, with almost all the projects completed thanks to the dedicated HOT team in Indonesia. However, additional expert mappers are required to assist validating the post-event mapping tasks. If you can help, please get in touch with Humberto Yances (hyances@gmail.com) who is coordinating the activation.

 

#MappingEcuador

Daniel Orellana, who coordinates the #MappingEcuador project in the country has presented this small but elocuent infograph about the advances of the disaster mapping project that HOT is supporting. In just 9 days, 95% of priority area defined by "Secretaría Nacional de Planeación y Desarrollo" (SENPLADES) is actually covered.  This is around 10.000 squared kilometers that are already mapped!!

 

 

Tags Wiki-page

A wiki page detailing the OpenStreetMap tags that should be used when mapping features related to the Ecuador Earthquake has been created to mappers. This page is currently only available in Spanish. If you have time to translate and create an English version please do so by clicking on the following link to get started.