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Sri Lanka Flooding 2016

HOT Program

Sri Lanka

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:\+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:

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
rbanick at
For more information visit the 2016 Sri Lanka Floods wiki-page:

Regretfully, Blake Girardot, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, President, HOT Board of Directors, skype: jblakegirardot, HOT Core Team Contact: info at