When the hurricanes hit Haiti and the humanitarian agencies were mobilising to respond to the crisis, one of the major challenges they had to face was access to the people. Landslides and floods had damaged many roads and bridges but information about where and the extent of the damage was lacking.
To combat this major hurdle to the timely delivery of humanitarian assistance to hurricane victims, CartONG sent a GIS Officer to act as the focal point for monitoring road conditions in the country and widely disseminating this information by way of an easy-to-interpret map which is updated almost daily.
Data constantly flows in from a variety of sources such as MINUSTAH, UN agencies, NGOs and local residents.
The recording of the roads conditions data is part of the creation of a larger package called the UN Spatial Data Infrastructure for Transport (UNSDIT). This is composed of a database, standard data collection forms and a global database in which to store and disseminate this data.Download the dataset of the road sin the Peer to peer section Haiti folder and learn more on Haiti intervention in the operation section, visit the logclusterwebsite .