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Question: What could teenagers do to support Harvey response efforts?

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by warren | September 07, 2017 20:48 | #14844

Via a teenager who attended the Harvey Response Open Call, I wanted to repost this question as it's a really good one.


Remote mapping support through Open Street Map (OSM) has my vote. Mapping buildings and roads after a disaster supports first responders on the ground who may or may not be from the affected area. And first responders/locals in an affected area often lose their bearings on what was there due to the trauma experienced after the disaster.

Hurricane Harvey Projects on the OSM Tasking Manager: http://tasks.openstreetmap.us/?sort_by=priority&direction=asc&search=harvey

Hurricane Irma Projects on the Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) Tasking Manager: http://tasks.hotosm.org/?sort_by=priority&direction=asc&search=irma

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Here's a good one: https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/09-20-2017/compile-screenshots-and-urls-for-aerial-images-of-harvey-damages-in-a-spreadsheet-for-reporting

Help find and identify polluted sites so they get reported by Gulf Restoration Network and @eustatic!

@wward1400 -- any way to connect up these efforts?

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@sarasage -- we're looking to get lots of people plugged into this workflow now -- if Walter's interested!

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