FOSS4G 2023

Creating The Red Book of Disaster Response for FOSS4G Community
06-30, 11:00–11:30 (Europe/Tirane), UBT C / N110 - Second Floor

As well trained and experienced members of the free software community from Turkey, we were caught off guard, when the earthquakes happened on February 6, 2023. We started mapping campaigns with HOT, we aggregate different data sources on a GeoServer installation, we did several visualizations on QGIS, but we always felt like something was missing.

If we had a guideline of disaster response for free software communities, we would feel better at the beginning.

This session's aim is, to prepare a dynamic guideline of disaster response actions for geospatial communities, focused on free software and open data.

Orkut Murat Yılmaz is a geomatics engineer, civil society activist, and free software and open data advocate based in İstanbul. With a passion for technology and social justice, Orkut Murat Yılmaz has dedicated their career to leveraging free software tools and open data to advance the public good. As the member of Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, he is working on free and open source multihazard risk assesment projects. Also, as the member of Yer Çizenler Mapping For Everyone Association, he manages civil society disaster response tasks and open data awareness campaigns.