Utilizing OpenStreetMap Building Footprint Data for Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Municipality of Luna
11-21, 13:30–13:50 (Asia/Manila), Tacloban Room

The Municipality of Luna faces unique challenges in urban planning and disaster risk reduction management. This abstract presents a use-case of OpenStreetMap (OSM) building footprint data as a valuable resource for addressing these challenges. Luna's urban development and disaster preparedness efforts heavily rely on accurate geospatial information, especially building data.

This study outlines the process of acquiring and utilizing OSM building footprint data for Luna's urban planning and disaster risk reduction initiatives. The methodology includes data collection, validation, and integration into Luna's existing geographic information systems (GIS). The data is collected through OSM's collaborative mapping platform, leveraging contributions from local community members and global contributors. These contributions are further validated through a rigorous quality control process, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the building footprints.

The utility of OSM building footprint data in Luna is two fold:

Urban Planning: Luna's rapid urbanization demands effective urban planning to ensure sustainable growth. OSM building footprints offer up-to-date and comprehensive data, enabling Luna's municipal authorities to make informed decisions regarding land use, zoning, and infrastructure development. This data is vital for improving housing and service provision, addressing congestion, and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents.

Disaster Risk Reduction: Luna is susceptible to various natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, and typhoons. OSM building footprints play a pivotal role in assessing the vulnerability of structures and developing disaster response plans. This data aids in identifying high-risk areas, evacuation routes, and emergency shelter locations. By using OSM data, Luna can enhance its preparedness and response strategies to minimize loss of life and property during disasters.

The integration of OSM building footprint data into Luna's urban planning and disaster risk reduction efforts showcases the potential of open-source geospatial data in improving the resilience and sustainability of a municipality. The collaborative nature of OSM ensures that the data remains up-to-date and accessible, providing Luna with a valuable resource for continuous improvement in urban development and disaster risk management.

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