ES:2015 Salgar Colombia landslide

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General Information

2015 Salgar Columbia landslide
Members of the OpenStreetMap and Humaniatarian OpenStreetMap Team Communities are monitoring the situation in Salgar, Colombia regarding the landslide on 18 May 2015.
Information can be found here: [1]

AOI - Salgar, Antioquia, Colombia. Source: OCHA

For Aid Organizations

Map and Data Services

Map showing the editing activity of OSM contributors during LandSlides Salgar 2015

About OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap offers an online map (and spatial database) which is updated by the minute. Various tools and services allow data extracts for GIS specialists, Routable Garmin GPS data, Smartphone GPS navigation, and other device-compatible downloads. With an internet connection, regular syncing is possible with open access to the community contributed data as it comes in, with OpenStreetMap's bulk data downloads ideal for use offline. In addition, maps can also be printed to paper.

Browse the Area of Interest to get a feel for the data that is currently available. Different map styles including an Humanitarian style can be selected on the right side, and some data may not render (appear) on the map, but could be exported from the underlying database (See export section below).

Paper Maps

OCHA Poster Map (A0) Salgar_Poster_Map_A0

Poster size Maps and normal sized paper atlases of custom areas can be printed:

  • FieldPapers Paper Maps with grid for field survey or general navigation purposes,
  • MapOSMatic Large Paper Maps with grid, street index and POI, good for command centers, hospitals, etc.

Exporting OpenStreetMap data

See Downloading data for instructions on getting large scale map data. See Shapefiles if you need this format to export to GIS tools.

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Offline Road Navigation with small devices

With the availibility of Small communication devices, Navigation Offline data proves to be very useful to the humanitarians deployed in foreign countries. We support the humanitarian NGO's using navigation data and invite them to give us feedback on the utilization of these devices in the context of field deployment.

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Usage of OSM data for Humanitarian Missions

About This Mapping Project

The HOT Activation Working Group contact is activation at


Humberto Yances, HOT and Local OSM community member is currently monitoring this situation.

Support Team

Russell Deffner is helping with communication via email and the english text of this wiki.

Other Responses including Digital Humanitarian Network

  • International Disaster Chapter (OCHA & UNGDR) under discussion
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For Mappers

  • HOT Coordinator(s) monitoring

How You Can Contribute

Learn to Map

  • Most of our volunteer needs are for remote OSM contributors, visit to get started.
  • Additional guidance for tagging in the area can be found at Colombia

Mapping Priority

  • Task#13: Roads, buildings and water corps.

Response maps

  • A uMap of the area is here: [2]

Available Imagery


Bing is the 'default' Imagery available for OSM (default option in most editors). The Bing imagery coverage for the area is good, alternative imagery sources may be provided in the Task Manager Jobs, and/or described below.


Mapbox provides a good alternative if there are clouds or just for a second view.

Potential Datasources

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Historical Maps

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Edit-a-thon events

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Past Events

Other Links

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