Mapping day meet up: Disaster response and preparedness

voluntary contributors of the OpenStreetMap project for Typhoon Haiyan (2013)

The mapping day meet-up will have disaster response and preparedness as one of the themes for the day, where we shall look at the OpenStreetMap tools that are used by the volunteer community and responders who help in disaster situations.
Satellite communications and digital maps are being used in disaster zones, the maps are used on the ground by aid agencies, for example the American Red Cross to equip their teams with OpenStreetMap maps.

The OSM Tasking manager was developed to coordinate workers surveying in the field or working remotely, the tasking tool makes it easy for administrators to define collection areas of interest and collection workflows as well as allowing workers to easily determine what areas they should be working on.
Over 1,149 voluntary contributors of the OpenStreetMap project for Typhoon Haiyan (2013) have contributed changes, and we shall use and understand the tasking manager better.

We shall also build on the previous public event where maps were looked at as tools that can be applied in Road Safety for School going Children.

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