A ton more data from the Pakistan flooding

Last month, we told you about Google’s quest for more data to help with the massive flooding in Pakistan.
The “Unigeo initiative for Pakistan” has been developing a network link that has a ton of data related to the Pakistan flood.

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The latest version (4.1) includes a slight “pre-loaded” transparency on the layers in order to keep the underlying information visible as well as a more ergonomic search panel.
Currently, the included layers are:
• Pakistan affected districts – 2010 Aug 16
• Flooding General overview – 2010 Aug 11
• Floods in Charsadda district – 2010 Aug 02
• Situation in Kheshgi area – 2010 Aug 04
• Charsadda and Nowshera districts – 2010 July
• Situation in Hyderabad – 2010 Aug 29
• Red Cross + Red Crescent Society – 2010 Aug 29
You can get the full KML file here, or check out their site for more information.
Another great resource to check out would be local.com.pk, which has quite a bit of excellent information regarding flood relief. For example, their Hunza Landslide page is very well done, and was featured in a recent TEDxLahore talk, which you can view here.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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  1. September 13, 2010
    * Charsadda Damage Assessment Aug 4
    * Shahdadkot and Mehar Floods 30 Aug
    * Road Conditions North 13 Aug
    * Red Cross + Pakistan Red Crescent 29 Aug
    * Situation in Hyderabad Aug 29th
    * Charsadda and Nowshera districts Monitoring
    * Pakistan affected districts 2010 Aug 16
    * Flooding General overview Aug 11
    * Floods in Charsadda District Aug 02
    * Situation in Kheshgi area 2010-08-04

  2. 14 Sept 2010
    layer #11 was added :
    * Affected districts Losses 6 Sept situation
    credit : UNOCHA & MapAction Maps
    (Pakistan Floods: Briefing Overview)
    http://unigeo.net/unigeo_pakistan_kml.php

  3. September 16, 2010
    Crisis Response Documents list in the Dashboard :
    (all the following layers can been viewed in a unified environment)
    http://unigeo.net/unigeo_pakistan_kml.php
    * Flood affected districts 6 sept Situation (UN-OCHA)
    * Affected districts Losses 6 Sept situation (UNOCHA & MapAction Maps)
    * Peshawar and Charsadda Damage Assessment (WFP maps)
    * Shahdadkot and Mehar Floods 30 Aug (ICIMOD / supported by USAID)
    * Road Conditions North 13 Aug (OCHA)
    * Red Cross + Pakistan Red Crescent 29 Aug (ICRC & Pakistan Red Crescent Society Response)
    * Situation in Hyderabad Aug 29th (EarthObservatory NASA)
    * Charsadda and Nowshera districts Monitoring (UNHABITAT)
    * Pakistan affected districts 2010 Aug 16 (USG / USAID / UNOSAT / OCHA)
    * Flooding General overview Aug 11 (earthobservatory.nasa.gov)
    * Floods in Charsadda District Aug 02 (ITHACA / WFP)
    * Situation in Kheshgi area 2010-08-04 (Nasa)

  4. September 21, 2010
    Version 4.5 provides a customized interface to handle the selected layers

  5. September 24, 2010
    * Flood Losses Sept 20 overview
    (credit :UN-OCHA / NDMA / PDMA / UNITAR-UNOSAT)
    http://unigeo.net/unigeo_pakistan_kml.php
    keyword : Losses

  6. September 29, 2010
    Version 4.7

  7. October 12, 2010
    Version 4.9

  8. October 21, 2010
    * Schools damaged or used for shelter as of 5 oct (UNOCHA & MapAction Maps)

  9. new layers
    * Schools damaged or used for shelter 5th October (UNOCHA & MapAction Maps) * Flood in affected districts Sept 14 overview (Dartmouth Flood Observatory / ICIMOD/USGS/UNITAR/SAFER/UNSPIDER/JAXA/SUPARCO)
    * Flood Losses Sept 20 overview (UN-OCHA / NDMA / PDMA / UNITAR-UNOSAT)

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