Free and Open Source GIS Tools to support Anticipatory Action and Disaster Preparedness
10-17, 13:15– (Pacific/Auckland), Plenary

This talk will share about the works of Open Mapping Hub Asia-Pacific to support Anticipatory Action and Disaster Preparedness in the Asia-Pacific Region

Using OpenStreetMap, QGIS and InaSAFE to provide information and analysis regarding the Anticipatory Action and Disaster Preparedness, Open Mapping Hub Asia-Pacific have supported some organizations partners and involve OSM Local community as part of their collaboration to participate on the disaster risk reduction effort.

This talk will share some of the examples on how the Free and Open Source GIS Tools can really beneficial not only to provide the better information and analysis but also build local capacity on the disaster context.

I am Disaster Service Manager for Open Mapping Hub Asia-Pacific, a regional representative of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in the region. I have been involving in OpenStreetMap since 2012 and since then develop interest to use it along with other FOSS such as QGIS in the Disaster Context.

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Honey is the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Associate for Asia at HOT. She graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geodetic Engineering. After a year of being involved in OSM Mapping through her affiliation with the UPRI Youth Mappers, she was able to join HOT Philippines as a Junior Spatial Data Entry Staff (and later on a Data Validation Lead) to the PhilAWARE Project. Honey worked for the Manila Observatory before coming back to HOT in its Asia Pacific Hub. She is passionate about utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) methods and technologies to create geospatial products that will be beneficial to the community – especially to the underrepresented and marginalized.