An update via the GIS Science news blog
Last Saturday Ecuador was hit by a severe earthquake. Especially large parts of the coastal region have been devastated. Just a few hours later the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap teamstarted first mapping actions to help producing the urgently needed geographic information and maps in OpenStreetMap.
We want to participate in the relief work with a mapping action for Ecuador on Thursday,
04/21/2016, starting from 18 pm in the auditorium of the Insitute of Geography Heidelberg University, in the Berliner Straße 48, 69120 Heidelberg.
Everybody who would like to help us is welcome on Thursday to come by to the Institute of Geography and help activeley.
No experience is necessary to participate. We start at 18pm with a short introduction to disaster mapping and OSM and then we will be with you during the event to answer questions and help with mapping.
More info about the OpenRoute Serviec:
In order to provide emergency and rescue forces in Ecuador with the latest information concerning infrastructural conditions of roads and buildings the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (H.O.T.) as part of the OpenStreetMap Community coordinates the crisis mapping activities for the Ecuador earthquake.
As a first support of these activities the GIScience Heidelberg team set up a OpenStreetMap disaster routing and crisis map collecting and visualizing latest OSM information.
The OpenRouteService Disaster Map: http://openls.geog.uni-