I spent some time in Haiti during the summer of 2008 and am now heartbroken to know that some of my fondest memories are of places that no longer exist: Hotel Montana, the Presidential Palace, the Norwich House. Still waiting to hear word on the kind people at the Bibliotheque Nationale d’ Haiti. (Please email if you hear from them!)
There are lots of bloggers are coming out with posts on the data behind yesterday’s tragic earthquake in Haiti. Here is a sampling that I’ve found on listservs, twitter feeds and blogosphere :
- Haiti Earthquake Maps and Data: Good comprehensive list of Haiti before and after, including: Seismic Hazard Map and Population Exposure Maps. Via Google Earth Library
- GIS Lounge: Resources for Haiti Maps and GIS Data Resources including maps, satellite imagery, and GIS data. Includes a link to “Geospatial Data Availability for Haiti: An Aid in the Development of GIS-Based Natural Resource Assessments for Conservation Planning” (. pdf) from Maya Quiñones, William Gould, and Carlos D. Rodríguez-Pedraza.
- USGS Earthquake Hazards Program: seismologist recorded data on the intensity of the Earthquake. includes map displaying accumulated data.
- NASA : detailed description of the 7.0 Quake Near Port Au Prince
- GISCorps: Keep your on eyes these guys. They help coordinate short term, volunteer based GIS services to underprivileged communities – with over 1,700 volunteers from 75 countries. They have already committed to helping Haiti out too.
- International Network of Crisis Mappers: asking for help documenting the crisis and sending information to their team
- And food for thought … emergency aid — inbound flights to Port-au-Prince!