Getting Ready for Disaster Events with Remote Sensing: Predicting OpenStreetMap Completeness in Risk Areas

Published in GIM magazine
by Ran GoldblattNicholas JonesJenny Mannix

In view of the increased frequency and severity of natural disasters, timely information related to the distribution of vulnerable populations and critical infrastructure is key for effective disaster relief. OpenStreetMap shows great potential to support humanitarian mapping tasks and has provided vital information in many past major disasters. Publicly available remotely sensed measurements can be utilized to identify areas that have not yet been fully mapped and help guide and prioritize future mapping efforts in preparation for future disasters. 

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