Tag: gps

Ushahidi for Real-time Reporting in Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″ size=”1″][/dropcap] The Caritas Diocese of Maumere (CKM) not only organized a training for villagers and village official, they also initiated a training activity for their staff. The objective is to teach and to socialize Ushahidi, a platform that can be used to record and report any events in Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara. CKM staff will try to make some categories for each event that will be reported in Ushahidi. They then must input events or objects as a report in Ushahidi website. (To open Ushahidi Maumere website, click here) This activity held on 26-27 April 2017,…

Building Disaster Resilience for Disabled Communities, HOT ID Collaborates with Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB)

Carrying the mission to enhance the capacities of disabled communities in disaster management and humanitarian response, HOT ID works with  Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) to conduct a training “Standard and Mechanism for Inclusive Humanitarian Action and Field Mapping Using OpenStreetMap”. HOT ID serves its function as an organization that can facilitate spatial data using open source principles for humanitarian response and economic development. Mapping with OpenStreetMap can leverage the roles of disabled communities in charting hazard risks in their surrounding area. The event hosted 22 participants from 8 provinces, who previously had undergone contingency planning training with ASB. The first training was…

[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…

Tutorial Using OSMTracker

Nowadays, there are lot of android application for OpenStreetMap Data Collector. Each application provide some excellent features such as editor tool, validation tool and data collection. One of the application that we use recently is  OSMTracker. This application allows us to record our track, save waypoints and take photos and videos (geotagging). The output of our recording can be export into GPX file format and we can open it through JOSM or upload it directly into OpenStreetMap website. To use this application, we need to insatall it first through Android AppSotre. You can accesss this application on your android smartphone…

Updated Data to Support Makassar Flood Contingency Plan

Flood Contingency Plan has been implemented Makassar since May 2013 which consists of several stages, beginning with socialization to make commitment between the members of the government sector in Makassar. The plan has supported by Australia Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) and BPBD (Regional Management Disaster Agency) Makassar City. On August 2013 has produced Draft-0 Contingency Plan Flood Makassar, but still lack completeness of the data and data haven’t updated. Update data is very important to strengthen the incidence and impact of the disaster scenarios that will be developed in a flood contingency plan document. Therefore, on January 28-30…

Workshop of Establishment of Point of Interest for Flood-Prone Areas Communities in Pluit Village, Jakarta

Establishment of flood POI  (Point of Interest) project at Pluit Village which has been initiated by UNESCO and supported by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) still continued. After Establishment of POI Training in Pluit Village has been finished, the next activity is Workshop Establishment of POI at Pluit Village. The Establishment of POI Workshop was being held in Pluit Village on November 20th, 2013. This event invited all related sector, training participants or government representatives such as RW, Pluit Village, Sub-District and Students from SMK N 56 Pluit. The main purpose of this workshop is to present the result from POI training that…

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…