The super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan caused horrible damage on the Philippines. As geographic information like up-to-date images, reports on damages, blocked roads, etc. are oftentimes not available after environmental disasters, the GIScience group at University of Heidelberg spontaneously set up a number of activities:
- A new WebSite http://crisismap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de that visualizes new map layers (“Elements at Risk” and “Population Distribution” for the Philipines). Further it adds a currently less populated Flickr layer and a storm surge layer on top of the H.O.T. base map.
- Due to a request by the crisis mappers also a simple table with the “Elements at Risk“ has been made available as csv-file:
- An OSM Mapathon for generating a street map of the affected areas:
- A live layer of Instagram images; it’s also available as a WFS/WMS layer here.
Please let us know if you have got any further data to integrate or ideas on improvement! Here are my contact details: