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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…

Making Disaster Risk Assessment Using QGIS and InaSAFE to Reduce Impact of Disaster in North Toraja, South Sulawesi

Indonesian geographical positions caused our country is very closely related to the issue of disaster. Floods, landslides, volcanoes, and tsunamis are disasters that are very much occurred in our country. The impact is so massive, such as material loss or even human’s death. Therefore, we need a specific study about a disaster that can help us to reduce the impact caused by a disaster itself. Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia in collaboration with Church World Service (CWS) Indonesia conduct a training activity in order to make a “Disaster Risk Assessment in the District of North Toraja, South Sulawesi”. This training…

Ambon Mapathon Mapping Competition Announcement

  In 5-7 April 2016 we held mapping competition for Ambon Mapathon Event. This competition attended by 21 participant from various division in BNPB. We find the winner for this competition based on how many buildings and roads mapped by each participants. Here are the winners for Ambon Mappathon Mapping Competition: Meysita Noormasari with OSM username meysita who mapped 10.095 buildings and 85 roads. Andika K. F with OSM username Andika Kurnia who mapped 8.827 buildings and 4 roads. Mochamad Anwar with OSM username Anwar18 who mapped 8.227 buildings and 5 roads. Congratulations for the winner and thank you for every participants who join this Ambon Mapathon Event. Happy mapping!

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…

Cool OSM Sites

Using OpenStreetMap is now not only limited to just the site www.openstreetmap.org.   There are currently various other websites related to OpenStreetMap. These sites not only provide convenience to its users to retrieve specific OSM data, but also provide a wide range of features to the users of OpenStreetMap to see anything else related to OpenStreetMap as will be explained below. The first site is the Best of OSM. On this site you can see examples of the mapped area with a very nice and some other interesting areas, such as the selection of Best of OSM, there are some…

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”,…

A Story From State of The Map Philippines 2013

In 2013, the growth of volunteers and OpenStreetMap (OSM) data in Philippines are significantly increasing. Based on that, Philippines OSM community having initiative to conduct an event where they can share stories, experiences, and various mapping techniques that they have done through OSM. The event is open for public. Three members from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia had the experience to join the event called State of The Map (SoTM) Philippines held in Quezon City, Manila. This event was held on 14th and 15th of December, 2013. SotM is OSM annual event. Regularly it was initiated by OSM Foundation and…

OpenStreetMap Basic Training at Satu Dunia

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free map where everyone can contribute and edit. The advantages of OSM besides it is easy to be used, the map can also be used and exploited by various organizations, even for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Unfortunately not many CSOs are already able to use this freely available tools. Most of them still think that to use OSM requires the IT knowledge and high IT skill. Whereas OSM can be used to support their works such as to create distribution map of cases that they handle. Based on the above background, on…

OpenStreetMap in DKI Jakarta’s Contingency Plan

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia and also the most densely populated city in Indonesia, which is home to more than 10 million people. It has a wide range and complexity of problems that plagued on it. One issue that has always plagued Jakarta is flood. In 2002, extensive flood in Jakarta reached about 13 percent of the area of ​​Jakarta and have an impact to 381,266 people and 21 people died. While the floods in 2007 about 45 percent of the city area of Jakarta were flooded and there are 80 people died and caused loss of 5.16 trillion rupiah.…

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…