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Re: Earthquake in Chile; Ideas? to help

From: Massimo Di Pierro <MDiPierro@cs.depaul.edu>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 14:17:55 -0600
CC: Leo Soto M. <leo.soto@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, "digitales-por-chile@googlegroups.com" <digitales-por-chile@googlegroups.com>
Message-ID: <04060DA2-36C0-4AB7-9715-98A32DE0753C@cs.depaul.edu>
To: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
The Sahana project has been around for some time and it seems to be  
the best Open Source Disaster Management Software available out there.

     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahana_FOSS_Disaster_Management_System

They recently moved a from PHP to Python/web2py and renamed it SahanaPy.
I do not know much more but the guy in charge of development is Fran  
Boon <francisboon@googlemail.com>.

A student of mine worked on the linked data extension for web2py but  
that has not yet been integrated with SahanaPy although it would be  
trivial (it just requires annotation of the tables in RDF) but I do  
not know if there are specific ontologies for this kind of data.

Massimo


On Mar 1, 2010, at 2:09 PM, Aldo Bucchi wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Massimo Di Pierro
> <mdipierro@cs.depaul.edu> wrote:
>> This software was used for Haiti
>>
>>  http://www.sahanapy.org/
>>
>> Here it is in production for Haiti
>>
>>  http://haiti.sahanafoundation.org/prod/
>>
>> and here it is for Chile
>>
>>  http://chile.sahanafoundation.org/live
>
> Oh.
> Who put this up?
> I am impressed by ( and thankful of ) the amount of efforts we are  
> not aware of!
> Now. The issue is quickly starting to become: data integration.
>
> ( I am sure someone has been saying this for eons. He's big, darK...
> can't remember his name though ;).
>
> I will fwd this to people on the team. If you have any idea, the list
> of developers coordinating this is:
> digitales-por-chile@googlegroups.com
>
> Thanks!
>
>>
>> It is based on web2py and it would be trivial to add RDF tags since  
>> web2py
>> has native support for linked data :
>>
>>   http://web2py.com/semantic
>
> OK cool.
> Now, just to be clear: semantic is not really a requirement. We just
> need to make things better.
>
> Thanks!
> ( Leo: I copy you directly cuz you're the python man here )
>
>>
>> Currently the database schema of Sahanapy has not yet been tagged  
>> but they
>> alway look for volunteers
>>
>>
>> http://groups.google.com/group/michipug/browse_thread/thread/e3e7700e7970059
>>
>> Massimo
>>
>>
>> On Feb 28, 2010, at 8:50 PM, Aldo Bucchi wrot
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> As many of you probably know, we just had a mega quake here in  
>>> Chile.
>>> This next week will be critical in terms of logistics, finding lost
>>> people... and as you probably know it is all about information in  
>>> the
>>> end.
>>>
>>> In a scenario like this, everything is chaotic.
>>>
>>> We will soon have a SPARQL endpoint available with all the data we  
>>> can
>>> find, hoping that people around the world can extract some insights.
>>> In the meantime, I would love to hear any kind of ideas.
>>>
>>> They needn't be high tech. Sometimes simple ideas go a long way!
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> A
>>>
>>>
>>> --
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>
>
>
> -- 
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