Author: emir

[Tips] How to take care of your GPS device

Nowadays, GPS is a helpful device to do simple navigation or mapping. But, sometimes user is not careful enough when they use it so their GPS device can be easily broken. OSM-Id has several tips to take care your GPS device. Here we go: 1. Your GPS is NOT waterproof! You think your GPS won’t have any problem if you use it under the rain because it looks sturdy with the rubber on the device. But, most of the gPS devices on the market are NOT waterproof. If so, there is a time where the waterproof system might be reduced…

The 1st OSM Training of Trainers in the Philippines

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) with OpenStreetMap-ID  got a chance to assist the 1st OpenStreetMap Training of Trainers (OSM ToT) in the Philippines organized by OSM Philippine, Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), and supported by World Bank, and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).  The purpose of this training is to create OSM trainers so people and community can conduct their own training with necessary skills, knowledges, and attitude. During the pre-workshop (May 30th – June 1st, 2014), Emir and Adityo came to Manila for LearnOSM document hack and also creating framework for the ToT. They met Maning and Dianne from…

Putting Free and Open Source GIS Software (QGIS 2.0) Under-Stress for producing Jakarta Flood Map

The peak of rain season has arrived, and as usual, Jakarta always got flooded around December until February each year. Information about where flood happen is very important, public need open access to know and understand where the affected areas are. But, of course textual information is not enough. That is why DKI Jakarta Provincial Disaster Agency (Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Daerah (BPBD) Provinsi DKI Jakarta) with assistance from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), funded by Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR-DFAT Australian Aid ) is creating Jakarta flood map this year. Everyone needs to know that all maps that have been published to the public…

OSM Map on Garmin Device

On Beginning OpenStreetMap manual, you have understand what is GPS device and how can GPS work as a tool for data collection. Some of GPS device have capability to showing maps, for example Garmin 60Csx, Garmin etrex vista, and also the recent one like Garmin GPSmap 62s, Garmin etrex 20/30.  Beside the standard map that might be included on your device, you also can display OSM map on your garmin GPS device. This will be an advantages for those who wants to do groundtrouth validation, more mapping, or navigating with your GPS device.   This guide will show you step-by-step…

Pengumuman Trainer OpenStreetMap Baru!

Sebelumnya kami ucapkan terima kasih sebanyak-banyaknya bagi kalian yang telah mengirimkan CV dan lamarannya. Kami telah menerima kurang lebih 50 CV beserta lamaran dan memilih 14 orang untuk diwawancara namun hanya 13 orang yang berhasil diwawancara karena 1 orang mengundurkan diri. Dari 13 orang yang telah kami wawancara masing-masing menunjukan potensi yang luar biasa sebagai trainer OpenStreetMap serta komitmen untuk mengajarkan OpenStreetMap bagi komunitas-komunitas pemetaan di Indonesia, namun kami hanya dapat memilih 6 orang diantaranya yaitu (diurutkan berdasarkan abjad): 1. Adityo Dwijananto 2. Dewi Sulistioningrum 3. Elida Nurohmah 4. Harry Mahardika Machmud 5. Ranie Dwi Anugrah 6. Wulansari Khairunisa  …

Trainee for Training Program

Background Over the past year the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has been working in conjunction with the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction and Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) on a project to map building information in OpenStreetMap for impact modelling and contingency planning. In the next year the goal is to increase the amount of people in Indonesia that are capable of mapping in OpenStreetMap, as well as the expand the support system. To do this HOT will be training a team of potential instructors in OpenStreetMap. The training of the team will consist of a variety of classroom, field,…

The Power of Community Mapping and Open Spatial Data

Who does not need a map? Many people today need a good map from academia, government, mountaineer, to ordinary people who simply want to find their destination. But unfortunately, the maps are available in Indonesia at this time is still limited in number and very little for the public to access it, either constrained costs, as well as the amount of data available. Did you know that according to CJ Zandvliet from Dutch in journal Horizon in 1994, surveying and mapping activities in Indonesian archipelago was begin since the eighth century ago? History also records that the first map of Indonesia is a…

4th Largest Country, 4th Largest City, Best Community Mapped for Preparedness

Rapid growth and low elevation makes flooding in Jakarta problematic. Innovative approaches are needed for contingency planning and impact modeling.  DKI Jakarta’s Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) is developing a detailed scenario to estimate impacts of future flooding. This scenario will estimate the impact on people, schools, hospitals, and other important buildings. Such a scenario will become a powerful tool for local government and other stakeholders to take action to be better prepared for future floods. This first step in this type of analysis is having available data, without data it is impossible to make an accurate estimation. Throughout March mapping…