2010 07 Pakistan Floods

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Reliefweb provide some of the best overview maps of where the affected regions are. This one shows Red and Yellow areas for "moderate" and "severe" affected regions. download PDF. Also overlayed with Yahoo imagery coverage regions. See /Mapping Coordination and /Imagery and data sources.

Starting in July 2010, Pakistan was hit by massive flooding due to monsoon rains. While thousands of people have been killed, millions have been displaced, and a quarter million homes are thought to be damaged or destroyed. Additional monsoon rainfall may cause further flooding. Response and relief efforts are underway. Keep up with the latest status reports (and some maps) at ReliefWeb. Additional information may be found at wikipedia:2010 Pakistan floods.

Using OpenStreetMap data

OSM data covers much more that just roads and boundaries, including...

  • transportation resources
  • water and sanitation infrastructure
  • health / medical facilities
  • ad hoc settlements = refugee camps

For a complete listing of:

  • data extracts
  • printable maps
  • online map renderings
  • routing tools & services
  • additional resources
See subpage Pakistan map resources

For frequently updated OSM data extacts of various types:

See http://download.geofabrik.de/osm/asia/
See http://downloads.cloudmade.com/asia/pakistan

Mapping Coordination

Are you a mapper? Read and contribute to this section to coordinate what to map, where mapping is needed, and using what sources

See subpage Mapping Coordination


Use the below mailing lists to channel particpate, coordinate and channel to the OSM project mapping needs, questions, requests for clarifications

  • hot@openstreetmap.org
  • talk@openstreetmap.org

Imagery for Tracing and Data Sources

Want to trace imagery? Have vector data sources to share or update? Need to coordinate tiling or rectification of a new source?

Details on satellite and other raster imagery sources for tracing in OSM, and vector data sets for import

See subpage Imagery and data sources


Tasks and Ideas

Please contribute your ideas and needs here for non-mapping needs. Take on tasks that look interesting and useful. It's important to improve our work as mapping and response progresses.

See subpage Tasks and Ideas

Missing People

Google has Set-up a version of Person Finder and the Urdu version