Disaster monitoring with Openrouteservice, example from UN Pulse Lab Jarkarta

Recently the UN Pulse Lab Jakarta has developed a disaster monitoring WebApp called the MIND/DisasterMon platform. According to UN Pulse Lab the objective of the MIND/DisasterMon platform is to try to answer questions related to Disaster Monitoring and emergency response by looking into various sources of data and information from open data platform and social media. The platform integrates also APIs from OpenRouteService to help identify suitable routes for the transportation of aid and resource. With this information, users (especially responders who are unfamiliar with the area) can plan their journey, including determining the type of transportation to use based on the road surface and the amount of gas needed based on estimated travel dis- tance. The feature also details the duration of travel, road type and elevation level.

Further the system integrates data and APIs from OSM, HDX, Wikipedia, USGS earthquakes, Twitter, Google Trends etc.

The system has been mentioned in this Medium Article (early version) and in the Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange 2019 paper by Thamrin et al. about the “Data Analytics Platform for Logistics Planning and Information Management Following Natural Disasters”.

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