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

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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.

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Control room in BPBD DKI Jakarta

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HOT team + AIFDR staff are creating maps for Jakarta flood response.

Everyone needs to know that all maps that have been published to the public are NOT produced with commercial or paid software. We are using free and open source softwareQGIS 2.0 which is available in qgis.org for Windows, OSX, and Linux. We are putting this free software under stress to create good maps with fast and efficiently.

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QGIS 2.0 in OSX

During the producing process, there are 3 phases:

  1. Data collection, data processing, and entry data
  2. Symbology setting
  3. Layouting

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