The Ebola Outbreak that struck Guinea in march 2014 later spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria causing at the beginning of august 1711 infections and 932 deaths. Aid organisations are taking emergency measures to contain the spread of this highly infectious and deadly virus. It is crucial for this work to drive rapidly through the territory and quickly locate those infected.
Posted by maning on Aug, 28 2014
After 3 weeks of coordination, preparation and training, we begin the field mapping exercise this week. Everyone is excited with the upcoming exercise. Armed with new found knowledge on data collection and editing with JOSM, the team along with ~30 Malawian mappers from the academe, national and local government authorities headed south to Chikwawa district to start the first leg of field data collection.
Posted by mikel on Aug, 21 2014
You may have seen a few shout outs on twitter from last months disaster technology event at the White House.
Posted by emir on Aug, 19 2014
After a long flight from Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok - Addis Ababa, finally, I arrived in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi and met Severin and Maning. We have a full team now and we were moving on Sunday to Blantyre for OpenStreetMap (OSM) workshop. Before we had a workshop, a series of meeting held in Polytechnic campus and Chanchellor College on Monday (August 11) . Basically we were presenting about OSM and the project to the students and lecturers.