WVTL and HOT Agency present Crowd-sourced spatial Data Mapping for Disaster Risk Management

WVTL and HOT Agency present Crowd-sourced spatial Data Mapping for Disaster Risk Management

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DILI, 20 october 2022 (TATOLI) – World Vision Timor-Leste (WVTL) and Humanitarian Openstreet map Team (HOT) Agency presented Crowd-sourced spatial Data Mapping for Disaster Risk Management.

Acting National Director of WVTL, Humbelino Pereira reveals a presentation on the Crowd-sourced spatial Data Mapping for Disaster Risk Management aim to provide information regarding the hazard areas affected by natural disasters.

“In this presentation, HOT is supporting WVTL to introduce the result of data collection taken in three municipalities that are considered prone to a natural disaster like flood including Baucau, Aileu, and Bobonaro,” Humbelino Pereira said at City 8, Manleuna, this thursday.

Data show that there are 700 basic infrastructure buildings such as schools, churches, markets, government offices, and roads were destructed during the flood:” So the data is necessary for the Government or the Company to use for any project,”

HOT’s Meteorologist, Natavidade Rodriguez said data collection was taken the last august to identify that the geographical location of the three municipalities is primarily close to the river banks and seas.

“We identified that there are low Levels areas approximately 20 miles from the seas surface level. It means the areas are prone to natural disaster and climate change,’’ he said.

Rodriguez said Dili well mapping is provided on Google earth but the other municipalities are not on google Earth, therefore he says Timor-Leste continues to face challenges in the network of communication providers: “Communication Providers will help communicate with victims during the disaster situation otherwise, it is out of reach for the communication networks,” She said.

In the same place, Disaster Service Manager at HOT Asia pacific Mapping Bug, Harry Mahardhika said the data collected from the three municipalities will provide on the Google Earth platform and everyone can asses it through the internet.

The data will help people to rescue the victims who get stuck in natural disasters such as floods and landslides while the data can also use during the long dry season.

The data will be used by the evacuation team: “The evacuation teams understood the roads and way for the evacuation process to rescue the victims from hazardous areas. They also know the safety building to be used to evacuate victims,” said.

The data provided, 700 buildings that have been identified on data collection to be used for shelters for the victims that hazard to climate change.

WVTL is targeted to the 80 participants for this presentation on Crowd-sourced spatial Data Mapping for Disaster Risk Management, which involved UNTL students, government institutions, and local and international NGOs.

The implementation of a data collection project in three municipalities funded by World Vision Timor-Leste and implemented by the Humanitarian Openstreet map Team (HOT).



Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia B.



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