HOT activated to trace buildings by the Disaster Management Center (DMC) of Sri Lanka in response to the 2016 Sri Lanka floods
Sri Lanka has been hit in the past few days by flooding: https://www.bing.com/search?q=sri\+lanka\+flooding HOT has been asked to activate and immediately start tracing buildings by the Disaster Management Center (DMC) of Sri Lanka, who work closely with World Bank GFDRR. They are in urgent need of detailed housing unit information. There are links on the HOT Tasking Manager: http://tasks.hotosm.org/
This is the earliest phase of response so we are actively working to find other actors on the ground that the HOT Community can collect and provide geo data for. This means that you should check the front page of the tasking manager often, different jobs to support different ground activities might be coming up.
HOT members Robert Banick and Mikel Maron will be leading HOT's response to this crisis. They can be contacted at:
mikel.maron at hotosm.org
rbanick at gmail.com
For more information visit the 2016 Sri Lanka Floods wiki-page: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2016_Sri_Lanka_Floods
Regretfully, Blake Girardot, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, President, HOT Board of Directors, skype: jblakegirardot, HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org