User talk:Higa4

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can you add your knowledge about japanese pronounciation to the page Proposed_features/Phonetics, please? Thank you!


Hi, nice to hear from you. Yes, I'll try it. I must learn about Phonetics at first :) Higa4

Geological hazards maps

Hello; apologies for the random message, but you seem to have the right set of skills to know the answer to my question.

Many disaster preparedness maps need geological information. For instance, one can map the areas of oversteepened slopes, and the areas below them at risk of landslides. Landslides are the type of disaster that kills the most people. One can map the remains of past eruptions of a volcano, which helps predict what it will do next. One can map the areas of unconsolidated sediment that can liquify during an earthquake. One can map the remains of former floods (satellite imagery can help for recent ones).

University geology students often do mapping projects. They go to an area and make a geological map. The students in my university map areas around the world each year. They usually already have the data in GIS format, and many would be willing to go to places where MissingMaps needs maps.

The question is, can OSM use this data? A lot of it needs topology. Topology can be roughed in using ASTER data, but will need verification on the ground, especially since the angle a slope can safely be at varies with slope material.

Any suggestions? If OSM can use it, I will help organize getting it. HLHJ (talk) 09:20, 7 March 2015 (UTC)