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Haiti Mapping

Published in Data, GeoCommons, Neogeography, OpenStreetMap  |  5 Comments

Haiti Earthquake Relief Maps.jpgThe last 2 days have been filled with coordinating various efforts in gathering information and volunteers responding to the massive Haiti earthquakes of January 12. The analysis team at FortiusOne has put together a news dashboard highlighting the event and current response efforts.

There have been several tremendous groups that have actively been contributing data and tools both with remote developers and responders on the ground. CrisisMappers, CrisisCommons, Ushahidi, OpenStreetMap, just to name a few.

Many data providers have been making their data freely available. This is most notable when looking at Mikel’s screenshots of OpenStreetMap before the quake and after volunteers began tracing over historic maps and newer satellite imagery from Digital Globe and GeoEye.

Other efforts:

  • Ushahidi Haiti is crowd-sourcing reports. You can send a text message to 447624802524, send an email to, or send a tweet with the hashtag/s #haiti or #haitiquake.
  • The CrisisCommons Wiki has a list of available data and organizations
  • Sahana has a form to list offices and organizations that are working on the ground
  • GeoCommons search for Haiti has all the datasets and maps that people have contributed for download as Spreadsheet, Shapefile, KML, and more
  • OpenStreetMap’s Project Haiti has a list of datasets and people tracing data

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  1. Caramoan says:

    January 22nd, 2010 at 4:48 am (#)

    I pray for those people who have been injured in Haiti. the earthquake in Haiti is one of the word disasters this year. I just hope that they would be able to recover soon.

  2. Jam Reyes says:

    March 28th, 2010 at 6:22 am (#)

    i have several relatives who were also vicitimized by the earthquake in Haiti. thank God that they were not seriously hurt. i hope and pray that Haiti would be able to recover soon from this disaster.

  3. Charly Lance says:

    April 15th, 2010 at 3:43 am (#)

    Have anyone noticed that earthquake is a bit frequent these days? . Does climate change have any thing to do with earthquake?

  4. Keean Trent says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 8:42 am (#)

    some of my friends who work in haiti were also victimized by that terrible earthquake._ i was very thankful that they only suffered minor scratches.

  5. natashia says:

    October 11th, 2010 at 12:19 pm (#)