MSF-CH has just published a case study on the deployment of a GIS officer to Guinea, in response to the Ebola outbreak in Marc
CartONG, in partnership with OSM-Fr, was able to send a volunteer in Haiti in June to support the haitian OpenStreetMap community, in particular through the deployment of an UAV, which imagery proved very useful for participatory mapping.
CartONG, en partenariat avec OSM-Fr, a pu déployer en juin un bénévole en Haïti pour appuyer la communauté OpenStreetMap haïtienne, notamment par l'envoi d'un drone, dont l'imagerie précise est très utile pour la cartographie collaborative.
Médecins Sans Frontières-Suisse, basée à Genève, a lancé l’année dernière une réflexion sur l'intérêt des SIG dans leurs activités. 2014 a marqué le début d'une collaboration renforcée entre MSF-CH et CartONG.
MSF Switzerland initiated last year a reflection on the value of GIS in their operations. 2014 is the beginning of a strong collaboration between MSF-CH and CartONG.
Direct GIS support has been provided for MSF in 2014-2015. First deployments were to support their Ebola response in the 3 most affected countries. As GIS gained in popularity within the movement, more GIS missions were requested, for other epidemics such as Measles, Dengue, etc.
MSF Switzerland initiated in 2012 a reflection on the value of GIS in their operations. The last quarter of 2013 saw the beginning of a strong collaboration between MSF-CH and CartONG. We support MSF-CH in defining their needs and are putting into place the first 2-years plan GIS strategy.
In 2014, CartONG lead a participatory mapping project, based on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, in Haiti. In this country, struck by natural disasters in 2010 and 2012, the use of drones is a way to tackle the issue of mapping differently. In association with the OSM communities in Haiti the collected data is later used during carto-parties.