Mapping the Haitian Earthquake
This post will be updated as needed.
Google reports that they’re working on getting post-quake imagery from its satellite imagery providers, and will update when that is available.
Google Maps Mania has a roundup of earthquake maps.
David Fawcett writes: “[Y]ou may want to mention the OpenStreetMap effort to provide improved data to support the response.” Here’s the link.
Geotagged photos on Flickr from Port-au-Prince tagged with “earthquake” should turn up on this map.
NASA’s Earth Observatory has released this relief map of the affected area: “Black circles mark earthquake locations determined by the USGS, and circle sizes correspond with quake magnitudes. Black lines indicate fault lines.”
GIS Lounge’s Haiti Maps and GIS Data Resources.
James posts an awe-inspiring list of community geospatial links about the Haiti situation; he says this about that: “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.”
Google Earth Library: “I’ve tried to bring together the various maps and other data related to the Haiti Earthquake into a single location and in a format that can be easily viewed by anyone with Google Earth. I will continue to update this post as I find more maps or other data. The new maps should automatically appear on your computer as I add them.” KML link.
NASA’s Earth Observatory maps the topography along the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault south of Port-au-Prince, site of the quake’s epicentre.
Google says it has received satellite imagery for Port-au-Prince, taken this morning, and that they’re working to get it into Google Earth as soon as possible. Also, they’ve made raw Map Maker data available to the U.N.
Post-earthquake satellite imagery of Port-au-Prince is now available as a KML layer for Google Earth.
Jan. 14, 11:41 AM:
Haiti earthquake data, comprising free GIS datasets and online resources related to the Haiti earthquake, from Harvard’s China Earthquake Geospatial Research Portal.
The Big Picture’s second entry on the earthquake includes some aerial photography of the devastation in Port-au-Prince, which I think is far more telling than even high-resolution satellite imagery.
Mikel notes that more than 400 edits have been made to Haitian data on OpenStreetMap since the earthquake, and has before and after images of OSM’s Port-au-Prince maps.
Jan. 15, 8:15 AM:
OpenRouteService for Haiti, which provides street routing where destroyed traffic infrastructure can be marked and avoided.