Project NOAH Year in Review

This year has yielded an extensive use of science and technology for Project NOAH — from continuous simulation of high resolution flood, landslide, and storm surge hazard map data, to considerable efforts in averting the effects of natural hazards, thus minimizing the likelihood of disasters. During the early part of 2016, Project NOAH shifted from…

How can YOU help build a Disaster Resilient Philippines?

Project NOAH’s risk mapping efforts has been on mapping for the Philippines since the start of its Integrated Scenario-based Assessments of Impacts and Hazards (ISAIAH) component. Another important activity is the utilization of crowdsourced and collaborative mapping through the benefits of using OpenStreetMap data. Project NOAH has long embraced public participation to improve emergency response…

How to map using Open Street Map (OSM)

  Mapping communities is an integral part in creating a disaster resilient environment. By identifying points of interest, critical facilities (e.g. health centers, schools, town halls), buildings, and other infrastructures in the community, areas vulnerable to disaster can be easily identified, and risk and exposure details (number of affected houses, commercial buildings, evacuation centers) would…