An update from the Heidelberg University describes more than 1.000 OpenStreet Map (OSM) Crisis Mapping Volunteers developing a CrisisMap for the Philippines. The map shows Elements at Risk, population distribution, damaged buildings and Instagram images for Philippines. This update from the team…For supporting the disaster management activities after the typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan a new Crisis Map: http://crisismap.geog.uni- heidelberg.de/ has been set up by GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University that visualizes map layers as the map layers showing population density and “elements at risk” for the Philipines. Credits for this voluntary effort go to Pascal Neis, Andreas Reimer, Maxim Rylow, Bernd Resch, Günter Sagl, Joao Porto and colleagues.
Note: A Mapathon to support crisis mapping with OpenStreetMap has been organized by Andreas Reimer and colleagues at Heidelberg University on Thursday Nov. 14th 2013.