The small Native American community of Biloxi Chitimacha Choctaw is vulnerable to land subsidence and sea level rise. This task is to document existing features in a community directly affected by climate change. Read more at http://www.isledejeancharles.com/ See also the multimedia article at the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/us/resettling-the-first-american-climate-refugees.htmlCreated by sejohnson - Updated - Priority: medium
Malawi has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters because of its unique geo-climatic conditions. From 1979 to 2015, natural disasters affected over 22 million people and killed about 2,650 people. The main types of natural hazards include floods, droughts, earthquakes, and landslides. The country also faces human-induced and biological disasters, such as environmental degradation and epidemics respectively. Malawi’s vulnerability is primarily linked to specific geo-climatic factors: (i) the influence of the El Niño and La Niña phenomena on the country’s climate, and the tropical cyclones developing in the Mozambique Channel, resulting in highly erratic rainfall patterns; and (ii) the location of the country along a tectonically active boundary between two major African plates within the great East African Rift System, causing earthquakes and landslides. The intensity and frequency of climate related disasters is likely to increase in light of climate change. Generally there is an unequal distribution of rainfall causing localized dry spells as well as floods. The magnitude, frequency and impact of disasters have been increasing, in light of climate change, population growth and environmental degradation. The number of people affected by these disasters has increased sharply since 1990. Currently approximately 15percent of the rural population lives on the fringes of high flood-risk areas. In order to build resiliency to natural hazards and to inform the current risk reduction activities in Malawi, such as the IFRMP and the PDNA, there is a need to scale up collection of geospatial data in the six districts of Karonga, Salima, Mangochi, Machinga, Blantyre and Balaka in order to inform decision- making and promote data preparednessCreated by GOduori - Updated - Priority: medium
After a summer of road works and new housing developments it's time to update the mapCreated by Dragos Andronic - Updated - Priority: medium
EcoLink project mappingCreated by kanji14134 - Updated - Priority: medium
Shinnecock Indian Reservation is comprised of ~800 acres located on the eastern end of Long Island, NY. The tribe received federal recognition in 2010.Created by sejohnson - Updated - Priority: medium
PADF is working in the municipality of Mixco, Guatemala, to train, equip, and organize neighborhood-based disaster preparation and response initiatives, as well as implement small-scale disaster resilient infrastructure improvement projects based on community-driven vulnerability risk and needs assessments. This mapping initiative will create open-geospatial data to support this effort. The project will focus primarily on informal settlements vulnerable to landslides and flooding. These are communities that typically possess inadequate drainage systems and contention walls, poorly built homes using sub-standard materials, and are built on unsafe hillsides.Created by kerrymapper - Updated - Priority: medium
OSM Tasking Manager is a mapping tool designed and built for the Humanitarian OSM Team collaborative mapping. The purpose of the tool is to divide up a mapping job into smaller tasks that can be completed rapidly. It shows which areas need to be mapped and which areas need the mapping validated.
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