2010 07 Pakistan Floods/Mapping Coordination
What needs to be mapped?
See: Mapping Tasks.
How to map
If you're new to mapping for OpenStreetMap you can get tutorials and further instructions made for Haiti see here.
Please upload frequently to avoid conflicts!
- Collection and freeing of other data sources (vector and raster), for names, features. And for imagery outside pre-flood Yahoo hi-res
- Connect with individuals familiar with Pakistani geography
Coordination of tracing/mapping efforts
Shared spreadsheet available at
Identify Towns Affected
- using information from media, official reports and other sources list any towns you can identify in OSM and enter them in the #Regions section below. Also:
- put a link to them on the map
- note if they are covered by good imagery so that people can start tracing.
Identify Towns Likely to be affected
If you have an understanding of hydrology and climate science post the list of locations towns you think may need help down the track especially if the rains persist.
Update OSM of Flooded Areas
Locating Safe Areas
Affected Roads & Transport Links
add details ...
Areas at Risk Downstream
According to Jeff Masters 20-AUG-201 on Weather Underground, "flood heights have risen today close to the all-time record for the Indus River gauge station nearest to the coast, Kotri" (link includes water gauges along the Indus). Kotri is currently (20-AUG-2010) minimally mapped.
Anything else you know is important
Feel free to add things as they become important ...
Affected Region & Towns
The floods are described as deluge of water flowing south from Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. Monsoon rainfall cause torrential flooding in the river valleys of the mountainous regions in the north (approx map), and further flash flooding could occur here but floodwaters amass further South, particularly along the path of the Indus river (map). NASA’s Terra satellite captured these images on July 31, 2010 http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=44991
Please list regions of Pakistan that were affected by floods in the July/August 2010 monsoonal rains. Most of the names of the affected regions are sourced from Red Crescent's report at: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/MYAI-87W2K2/$File/full_report.pdf Updated for UN OCHA 6 August 2010 Situation Report 
For more information on Districts, see: KMZ of Pakistan Districts (some of the affected areas below highlighted in red), the original data source, or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Districts_of_Pakistan
Formatting (until we have something better):
Continue to add regions, or links to OSM/ wikipedia.
- Azad Jamu & Kashmir
- Gilgit Baltistan
- Khyber Pakhtonkhawa
- Dera Ismail Khan
- Dera Ismail Khan (map) - on Indus River NW of Bhakkar
- Dir Lower
- Dir Upper
- Lakki Marwat
- Balakot (map) - Kunhar River further East
- Kalam (map) - where the Ushu and Utrot Rivers join to form the Swat River
Location of Relief Centers
- Nowshera, KP, Pakstain
- Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
Requests from Responders
Responders on the ground are making requests for specific thematic and geographic data sets. Please specify time, who, and where the request was made. If possible, please communicate with them if the request has been filled. Think of this a lightweight ticketing system.
Contact for relief agencies
To know how you can contribute and help the Pakistan’s Monsoon Flood affected people please contact:
Mr. Amjad Marketing and Fundraising email@example.com +92-51-9250489
For Further information and coordination please contact: Ms. Asfia Firdaus Planning and Reporting firstname.lastname@example.org +92-51-9250489(90) +92-3145013360