Disaster Risk Reduction, Indonesia

Harry Mahardhika, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia’s Country Manager, delivered Atlas of Semarang to Agus Harmunanto, Head of Local Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Semarang City.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia

At HOT, our mission is not only to see everyone everywhere represented on a map but also to ensure map data is accessible and used. In the last few years, our Indonesia team has been working towards the first part of that mission, carrying out the incredible feat of mapping three major Indonesian cities in 2018. In 2019, the team worked towards the second part of the goal, to make sure map data from those cities reaches the right people, is accessible, and easy to use.

We made our data open and accessible via a new website, for government, NGOs, and other key actors to use in disaster preparedness planning. The team then trained the Local Disaster Management Agencies (BPBD) in four provinces, as well as the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), on how out how to plan, execute and analyze data from OpenStreetMap and integrate the data into InAWARE, the government’s disaster management platform. But we didn’t stop there - we also created an online training website for HOT–PDC InAWARE mapping projects, to spread the knowledge even further!

“This is a really great activity. We're trained on how to produce a map and how to search for spatial data - it is very great indeed. It can be very useful for us in Pusdalops to create a report on calculating the damage and the number of the affected people when disaster strikes.”
Yuyun Yuhana, BNPB Operations Control Centre

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