In many countries, assessing the risks from natural disasters relies on old maps and rough estimates of how the built infrastructure might react to wind, water, or shaking. OpenStreetMap offers an opportunity to mobilize communities to collect data about their own neighborhoods. For 4 years, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery has worked with OSM in Haiti, Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and other at-risk nations. GFDRR is now expanding the program under the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI). This session will explore the approach, a new book about OpenDRI and solicit feedback on how to improve local curation of data and those data’s use before, during, and after disasters.
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