Tag: maps

Data Input and Collection Training for Villages around Magepanda Watershed, Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara

Dagesime Magepanda watershed passes across many areas in East Nusa Tenggara. This watershed became important because its main function to support people who live around the river. Due of its importance, there should be some regulations to maintain and manage the existence of this watershed from the upstream down. The Caritas Diocese of Maumere (CKM) as a humanitarian organization is working on the documentation of watershed management plans. CKM aims to collect field data that can be used to support the making of the watershed management plan document. Assisting the data collection, CKM collaborated with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia…

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…

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…

Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap

Every time I tell someone about OpenStreetMap, they inevitably ask “Why not use Google Maps?”. From a practical standpoint, it’s a reasonable question, but ultimately this is not just a matter of practicality, but of what kind of society we want to live in. I discussed this topic in a 2008 talk on OpenStreetMap I gave at the first MappingDC meeting. Here are many of same concepts, but expanded. In the 1800s, people were struggling with time, not how much of it they had, but what time it was. Clocks existed, but every town had its own time, “Local time”,…

OpenStreetMap Introduction for Mongabay Contributors

As part of In-depth Environmental Issues Writing workshop, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) was asked to speak on matters related to OpenStreetMap (OSM). This event was held on Monday, October 28th, 2013. Located in Wisma PGI, Jakarta, the event was attended by Mongabay Indonesia Director, senior editor and 10 contributors which come from various regions in Indonesia. The participants from Mongabay Indonesia The event was started by opening speech from Ridzki Sigit, Director of Mongabay Indonesia, then followed by introduction from Yantisa Akhadi as resource person from HOT. In his presentation, Yantisa explained what is OSM, how quality assurance and privacy were…

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…