Harry Wood

Typhoon Crisis Mapping with OpenStreetMap

Typhoon?

s

2013 typhoon “season”

Disaster

> 6000 dead

Disaster
response

CCBY2.0 Trockaire http://flic.kr/p/hzBhBq

Delivering aid
Logistics
Maps!

OpenStreetMap.org

Mass Collaboration!
> 1 million registered users

Simple editing

Nodes

Ways

Tags
amenity=pub
name=Hare & Hounds
highway=residential
name=Court Street

Rapidly updated map

See your changes within minutes
Shared geodata commons

RAW DATA
Open access via
API & planet downloads
Use the data offline

Open Data!

Commercial use is allowed
(which can be a problem)

Community

Raw vector data

Simple editing

Updated map

Haiti January 2010

photograph Agência Brasil

Good detailed map
Fast!

“Please be assured that
we are using your data I just wish we knew
about this earlier.”

Other disasters?
Sendai tsunami

Editable, Updated
Openly available
Browsable, Embeddable
Open Licensed!

Pakistan floods

Tasking Manager – tasks.hotosm.org

Where to start mapping?

Multiple “Jobs”

Effective for the Philippines

Visualizing “changesets”

Philippines Editing traffic
400

450000

users

Number of users involved that day

350

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2013/11/09
2013/11/15
2013/11/21 2013/11/27 2013/12/03 2013/12/09 2013/12/15 2013/12/21 2013/12/27 2014/01/02
2013/11/06 2013/11/12
2013/11/18 2013/11/24
2013/11/30 2013/12/06 2013/12/12 2013/12/18 2013/12/24 2013/12/30 2014/01/05

100000
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Number of added/changed OSM elements

changes

Philippines Editing traffic
400

450000

users

Number of users involved that day

350

300

400000
350000
300000

250
250000
200
200000
150
150000
100

50

0
2013/11/09
2013/11/15
2013/11/21 2013/11/27 2013/12/03 2013/12/09 2013/12/15 2013/12/21 2013/12/27 2014/01/02
2013/11/06 2013/11/12
2013/11/18 2013/11/24
2013/11/30 2013/12/06 2013/12/12 2013/12/18 2013/12/24 2013/12/30 2014/01/05

100000
50000
0

Number of added/changed OSM elements

changes

New users signing up
Number of users involved that day

300

new users

old timers

250

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150

100

50

0
2013/11/09 2013/11/15 2013/11/21 2013/11/27 2013/12/03 2013/12/09 2013/12/15 2013/12/21 2013/12/27 2014/01/02
2013/11/06 2013/11/12 2013/11/18 2013/11/24 2013/11/30 2013/12/06 2013/12/12 2013/12/18 2013/12/24 2013/12/30 2014/01/05

British red cross did coordinated contributions

Detailed map ...fast

Including damaged buildings

“You should see people's faces light
up when we arrive with a load of
OpenStreetMap posters”
Dale Kunce – American Red Cross

American Red Cross. Used with permission
https://twitter.com/RedCross/status/401088520481042432

Joe Lowry CCBYSA2.0 http://flic.kr/p/hHMxee

Many ways to help
Donate! hot.openstreetmap.org/donate
…or help us with funding

Communications. Blogging

Coordination. Wiki

Promotional videos & tutorials

Imagery warping / tiling / hosting

Software development

Use the open data

Build tools to work with it

Learn to map!

Thank you
hot.openstreetmap.org

harrywood.co.uk
mail harrywood.co.uk

Harry Wood got involved in OpenStreetMap in 2007 ago,
as a mapper, technical author, and developer. As well as
more general coordination and communication roles
within OpenStreetMap, he was very involved in the Haiti
response mapping and was elected to the board of the
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team (HOT). These
activities are all on a spare time voluntary basis, while
working for transportapi.com (and ODI startup)
Homepage and blog: http://harrywood.co.uk

In general these slides are freely re-usable under the
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License
...although they use a bunch of other open licensed images. See specific credits provided
alongside. All OpenStreetMap Map images are using ODbL licensed OpenStreetMap.org data