Supporting disaster risk reduction efforts through OpenStreetMap and open mapping technologies
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) works with local communities and disaster management agencies to map and understand risk by developing comprehensive data sets on buildings, roads, and key lifeline infrastructure data. All disasters begin and end locally. As citizens, we each have valuable, local knowledge of the places we live and the facilities and infrastructure that exists. By capturing and sharing this knowledge on the map, citizens can not only make a meaningful difference in disaster risk reduction and management but become more aware of risks and more resilient in the process.
PhilAWARE and InAWARE are two projects in the Asia-Pacific region that leveraged the knowledge of local citizens to map local infrastructure on OpenStreetMap so that the data can provide critical information to improve risk assessment, early warning, and disaster-management decision making. This intervention will showcase these projects and their impacts in order to inspire new DRR actors to integrate geospatial tools for early warning and early action.
Speakers: Harry Mahardhika Machmud and Nama Budhatoki
Open Mapping Hub Asia-Pacific
BNDCC 1-Ground Floor