Mount Ulawun Eruption 2019 Mount Ulawun, a volcano on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea; erupted on June 26th causing thousands to evacuate.
For Aid Organizations
Map and Data Services
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 Activation Area 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).
Poster size Maps and normal sized paper atlases of custom areas can be printed:
- See OSM_on_Paper for an overview and list of platforms and services for printing maps.
- We suggest FieldPapers Paper Maps with grid for field survey or general navigation purposes.
Exporting OpenStreetMap data
See Downloading data for instructions on getting large scale map data, or see the focused exports below:
Pre-made data exports (shapefiles and geopackage files) are available for the regions specifically mapped as part of the response:
- #6211 – Manam Island, https://export.hotosm.org/en/v3/exports/9efc8748-3ee2-4aa6-9210-5fa867c966ea
- #6206 – Mount Ulawun, https://export.hotosm.org/en/v3/exports/0e160104-3203-4960-a8fe-c4fbbc3c55b8
Regularly updated OpenStreetMap exports are available on the Humanitarian Data eXchange (HDX)
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.
- See Software/Mobile for more information on using OSM in portable devices.
- See also Mobile Mapping on LearnOSM.org for information on mapping in the field.
Usage of OSM data for Humanitarian Missions
- Example CartONG Map
- Please post links/reports here...
About This Disaster Activation
- To learn more about the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), explore more of our wiki-pages (root: HOT) or our website hotosm.org. We are a global community of mostly volunteers, we are also a US Nonprofit able to contract with organizations (email info at hotosm.org to contact our staff), we are also a 501-c-3 charitable organization.
History of this Activation
Reactivity of the OSM Community
- June 27th - members of the Activation Working Group began discussing the situation
- June 28-29th - Activation leads perform size-up and outreach to partners, although no immediate requests, decision to activate is made.
- June 29 - Project Mount 6206 Ulawun Created; June 30 - Project 6211 Manam Created
- July 03 - Both projects completed and validated
Shifting to Preparedness
- June 30 - Activators in contact with local response agencies agree to continue mapping the most at-risk communities around Papau New Guinea's active volcanoes.
- August 11 - Mapping on the five disaster risk reduction projects completed and activation declared closed.
- HOT Coordinator(s): Theo Andrae (Activation Lead), Russell Deffner (Disaster Services Coordinator)
- Support team member(s): David Garcia, Frans Schutz, Greg Rose, Jarmo Kivekäs, Ralph Aytoun
- 48 hours from project launch, 50 Mappers have made over 50,000 map edits
- At the conclusion of the Ulawun response, 51 Mappers made 65,280 map edits including the addition of 1350 highways and 2820 buildings.
- HOT Coordinator(s) have declared this activation complete
How You Can Contribute
Learn to Map
- Most of our volunteer needs are for remote OSM contributors, visit LearnOSM.org to get started.
- Please choose from highest priority first
- Experienced mappers are also asked to participate in validating completed tasks. Information on validating can be found here
|Project||Priority||Location||What to map||Imagery Source||Task Mapping Status||Task Validation Status|
|Manum Basemap||Complete||Manum Island||Buildings, Waterways||Various||Complete (100%)||Complete (100%)|
|Ulawun Basemap||Complete||Ulawun AOI||Buildings, Roads, Waterways||Bing||Complete (100%)||Complete (100%)|
|Karkar Island Basemap (Preparedness Project)||Complete||Karkar Island||Buildings, Roads||Bing||Complete (100%)||Complete (100%)|
|Umboi Island Basemap (Preparedness Project)||Complete||Umboi Island||Buildings and Roads||MAXAR Premium||Complete (100%)||Complete (100%)|
|Mount Bagana Basemap (Preparedness Project)||Urgent||Mount Bagana AOI||Buildings, Roads, Waterways||MAXAR Premium||Complete (100%)||Complete (100%)|
|Rabaul Basemap (Preparedness Project)||High||Rabaul AOI||Buildings, Roads||MAXAR Premium||Complete (100%)||Complete (100%)|
|Mount Lamington Basemap (Preparedness Project)||High||Mount Lamington AOI||Buildings, Roads, Waterways||Bing||Complete (100%)||Complete (100%)|
OSM Default Imagery Sources
Bing provides a global imagery data source that is the 'default' Imagery available for OSM (default option in most editors).
Mapbox provides a global imagery source and should be compared to Bing (typically use Bing for alignment if available and not instructed otherwise).
Alternative Imagery Sources
How to add/use Alternative Imagery
In many cases better imagery is available than the default; when possible we set up a remote link directly via the Tasking Manager, so there is nothing to do, the iD editor and (as long as enabled) JOSM will automatically add the imagery.
Additionally, with JOSM, it's relatively easy to add special imagery if the license is appropriate for tracing into OSM. For more details see JOSM Imagery Help