Haiti earthquake mapping response

“On January 12 2010, a 7.0 earthquake struck Port-au-Prince. The OpenStreetMap community can help the response by tracing Yahoo imagery and other data sources, and collecting existing data sets below. If you have connections with expat Haitian communities, consider getting in touch to work with them to enter place names, etc.”

More information about what we as OSM mappers can do for the Haitian emergency response and humanitarian aid projects can be found at the wiki:


We now have GeoEye high resolution satellite imagery available for tracing in Potlatch and we have permission to do so.

Project coordination is mostly done from IRC: irc://irc.oftc.net/osm

The talk mailing list also has some threads dedicated to our efforts: GeoEye tracing, monitoring & coordination, Field requirements

Come along, see if there’s something you can do by mapping Haiti!