Sunday 8th September, 2013
9:50am to 10:00am
Since the events in Haiti in 2010 we have seen the importance of mapping and accurate population census for better planning. Accurate spatial information enables effective decisions, assessments, and easily measurable analyses. Uncontrolled urbanisation of cities, the inaccessibility of some areas after a natural disaster, forces the use of satellite and aerial imagery. Images obtained from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have increased the amount of data available. Overlapping images from UAVs onto satellite images allows the update of sensitive urban areas such as slums, high building density, areas at risk. Using UAVs and GIS at OpenStreetMap Mapping Parties allows communities to become involved; taking the neighbourhood,village or town as the starting point for broader initiatives to meet identified needs.
10am What does the future hold for traditional style mappers? by Kinya Inoue
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