Community Geospatial Links to Haiti – Updated

USGS Shake Map for Haiti

Update Monday Jan 18th: Another update in an attempt to keep the links valid.

Update Friday Jan 15th: The team has gone back and updated some of the mapping links so check them out at the bottom of this post. Dead links have been removed and new ones added. Keep in mind much of this is fluid so sorry if the links don’t work when you try them out.

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On Tuesday, January 12 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck about 10 miles southwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The earthquake was the worst in the region in more than 200 years. With many poor residents living in tin-roof shacks that sit precariously on steep ravines and with much of the construction in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in the country of questionable quality, the expectation was that the quake caused major damage to buildings and significant loss of life, according to The New York Times.

Many companies are using this disaster to showcase their products and I think we need to try and share this open data outside of these silos. Content below is organized by section:

  • Quick facts about Haiti
  • Haiti – Related Links
    • US Government
    • Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organizations
    • New Media – Social Networking Sites
  • GIS – Data – Maps – Geospatial Information – GeoRSS
  • GIS Volunteers & Humanitarian Volunteer Sites

Quick facts about Haiti

On Tuesday, January 12 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck about 10 miles southwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The earthquake was the worst in the region in more than 200 years. With many poor residents living in tin-roof shacks that sit precariously on steep ravines and with much of the construction in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in the country of questionable quality, the expectation was that the quake caused major damage to buildings and significant loss of life, according to The New York Times.

Quick facts about Haiti http://www.latimes.com Population: 9, 035,536 Languages: French and Creole Economy: Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty. Capital: Port-au-Prince Size: Slightly smaller than Maryland Life expectancy at birth: 60.78 years Median age: 20.2 years Location: Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic

Haiti – Related Links US Government

U.S. Department of State @dipnote http://twitter.com/dipnote http://www.state.gov/ U.S. Department of State Facebook http://www.facebook.com/usdos http://feeds.feedburner.com/dipnote State Department Ops Center 1-888-407-4747 For Americans seeking information about family members in #Haiti

Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organizations

American Red Cross @RedCross http://www.redcross.org American Red Cross Facebook http://www.facebook.com/redcross American Red Cross Other Text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to @RedCross relief efforts in #Haiti. Learn more: http://bit.ly/6KiRtE

Mercy Corps http://www.mercycorps.org/ Mercy Corps @mercycorps http://www.twitter.com/mercycorps Mercy Corps Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercy-Corps/7263476274 Mercy Corps Other Mercy Corps Create A Personal Fundraising Page on mercycorps.org http://www.mercycorps.org/fundraising source=9840

CARE http://care.org CARE Twitter @CARE http://twitter.com/CARE CARE Blog http://we.care.org/

Partners In Health http://www.pih.org Partners In Health Twitter @PIH_org

ONE http://www.one.org ONE Twitter @onecampaign http://twitter.com/onecampaign ONE Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ONE ONE Blog http://www.one.org/blog/ ONE RSS http://feeds2.feedburner.com/TheONEBlog

United States Fund for UNICEF http://www.unicefusa.org/ United States Fund for UNICEF Twitter @unicefusa http://www.twitter.com/unicefusa United States Fund for UNICEF Facebook http://www.facebook.com/UNICEF-USA

New Media – Social Networking

Twitter & Twitter Lists

NPR News http://www.npr.org/ @nprnews http://twitter.com/nprnews/haiti-earthquake

Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com @latimes/haiti-quake

New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/ @nytimes/haiti-earthquake

CNN http://www.cnn.com @CNN/haiti

Wyclef Jean http://wyclefjean.wordpress.com/ @wyclef http://www.facebook.com/Wyclef

Troy Livesay Location Port Au Prince, Haiti @troylivesay http://www.livesayhaiti.blogspot.com/

GIS – Maps – Geospatial Information – GeoRSS

Maps

ReliefWeb http://www.reliefweb.int Haiti: Earthquakes – Jan 2010 http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc108 OpenForm&emid=EQ-2010-000009-HTI&rc=2 RSS: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/ReliefwebUpdates @reliefweb

MapAction Haiti Map Catalogue http://mapaction.org/ @mapaction

ESRI Flex Map Viewer Shows Haiti Earthquake Locations http://bit.ly/6jpgcX zoom to Haiti and select the georss earthquake feed @esri

ITHACA – Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance, Cooperation and Action Maps Archive http://www.ithaca.polito.it/maps.php Damage assessment maps based on satellite image visual interpretation. ITHACA is a non-profit association which is located in the Politecnico of Torino campus that partners with the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure (UNSDI) http://geomatics.nlr.nl/unsdi/srv/en/main.home extended=on&remote=off&attrset=geo&any=haiti&hitsPerPage=10 (Search: Haiti) geonetwork@unsdi.nl @UN & @Refugees

GeoNetwork opensource: FAO, WFP,& UNEP (Maps, Metadata, some Data) http://vam.wfp.org/geonetwork http://vam.wfp.org/geonetwork/srv/en/main.home (Where : Haiti) GeoNetwork opensource provides Internet access to interactive maps, satellite imagery and related spatial databases. It s purpose is to improve access to and integrated use of spatial data and information. GeoNetwork opensource allows to easily share spatial data among different users

USGS Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/pager/events/us/2010rja6/index.html @USGS

Centro del Agua del Tr pico H medo para Am rica Latina y El Caribe (CATHALAC) http://bit.ly/4FMDFs @CATHALAC

GIS Data

China Earthquake Geospatial Research Portal Haiti Earthquake Data http://cegrp.cga.harvard.edu/content/haiti-earthquake-data RSS: http://gist.fas.harvard.edu/CEGRP/ q=feed/new_posts

ArcGIS Online http://www.arcgisonline.com/home/group.html owner=esri_event&title=Haiti%20Earthquake ArcGIS Online is a data discovery, sharing, and use platform for all ArcGIS Users. There are many free data sets there including global ones. @ESRI & @ESRI_France & @GISPublicSafety &@esriportugal

OpenStreetMap Extracts for Haiti Files are generated every 5 minutes. Available formats: OpenStreetMap source files, Garmin GMAPSUPP.IMG files, and ESRI shapefiles http://labs.geofabrik.de/haiti/ @openstreetmap

USGS Latest Earthquakes: Feeds & Data http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/catalogs/ http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/us2010rja6/ http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/pager/events/us/2010rja6/exposure.xml @USGS & @USGSNews

NGA GEOnet Names Server (GNS) http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/index.html

The USNG National Implementation Center (TUNIC) at Delta State University Haiti Maps and Data http://mississippi.deltastate.edu/index.php id=482&type=1 Delta State University, Cleveland, MS http://mississippi.deltastate.edu/ USNG grid datasets are produced by Delta State’s Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies in partnership with the US Geological Survey with a focus upon the application of USNG in emergency and disaster management. @deltastate

GIS Resources

ESRI Disaster Response and Assistance http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/earthquakes/index.html @ESRI

Google Earth Data

Google Embedded KML Viewer http://www.gmodules.com/ig/creator synd=open&url=http://code.google.com/apis/kml/embed/embedkmlgadget.xml

Google LatLon Blog http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti-imagery-layer-now-available.html @googlemaps

Google Earth Outreach http://earth.google.com/outreach/index.html @earthoutreach

Google Earth Library Haiti Earthquake Maps and Data http://www.gelib.com/haiti-earthquake.htm

Imagery

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Haiti Earthquake Crisis Relief Public Site https://www.geoint-online.net/community/HaitiCrisisResponse/default.aspx The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is supporting the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Southern Command and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with analysis, unclassified commercial satellite imagery and geospatial intelligence products of the Haitian areas devastated by the recent earthquake.

DigitalGlobe http://browse.digitalglobe.com/imagefinder/showBrowseMetadata buffer=1.0&catalogId=10300100035AF200&imageHeight=natres&imageWidth=natres http://browse.digitalglobe.com/imagefinder/showBrowseMetadata buffer=1.0&catalogId=1030010003D32000&imageHeight=natres&imageWidth=natres The crisis event service has been activated in response to a 7.0 earthquake centered approximately 10 miles SW of Port-au-Prince. These are links to a series of WV02 collects from January 7 over Port-au-Prince. @DigitalGlobe

GeoEye http://www.geoeye.com/CorpSite/gallery/detail.aspx iid=287&gid=20 @GeoEye

Additional Resources

Google Voice http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake & http://bit.ly/7hJLL5 Free calling to Haiti through Google Voice for the next two weeks. To place a call using Google Voice, use the Click2Call button on the website, the Google Voice mobile app, or dial your own Google Voice number and press 2 to place an outbound call. If you don’t have a Google Voice account, you can request an invitation at www.google.com/voice @googlevoice