[clug] FOSS gaining momentum in Indonesia [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Idris Sulaiman idris.sulaiman at anu.edu.au
Tue Mar 1 20:08:48 MST 2011

Hi Antti,

Many thanks for the interesting powerpoint from NGIS on the FOSS application
example to power the spatial data and mapping SIM centre in Aceh.

Perhaps some AIR PUTIH members might have come across the NGIS/NORAD project as 
AIR PUTIH was already present in Aceh three days after the Tsunami (with initially with wi-fi stations and VSAT to provide connectivity in many Red Cross stations). At the same time, a website was set up to provide lastest to facilitate victims, volunteers and journalists, then AIR PUTIH gradually evolved into providing support to NGOs, local government agencies and schools in Aceh for a few years after the Tsunami. Since Aceh, AIR PUTIH  has been involved in many disaster areas in Indonesia.

I also appreciate the reference to the Bushfireconnect.org which might be something
that AIR PUTIH want to look at for the future. 

I have cc:'d  this correspondence to AIR PUTIH organisers and perhaps they might be able to provide some comments as well.



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----- Original Message -----
From: "Roppola, Antti" <Antti.Roppola at abares.gov.au>
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: FOSS gaining momentum in Indonesia [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
To: idris.sulaiman at anu.edu.au
Cc: Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au>

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> Hi Idris,
> I saw Bob’s post on the CLUG list about use of FOSS to support disaster relief.
> I am emailing you in case the AIR PUTIH Foundation is not already aware of how FOSS was used in Aceh following the tsunami:
> ftp://ftp.remotesensing.org/osgeo/foss4g/2009/SPREP/3Fri/Parkside%20Auditorium/0830/fri%20paud%200900%20vandervlugt/foss4g.ppt
> You may also be interested in subsequent work by one of the participants (Maurits van der Vlugt) on “Bushfire Connect” (which is equally applicable to a range of disaster scenarios). The underlying FOSS platform was used in Haiti and the recent Brisbane floods:
> http://bushfireconnect.org/
> Cheers,
> Antti Roppola
> Research Information Technology Branch
> Ph + 61 2 6272 5980
> Email antti.roppola at abares.gov.au 
> GPO Box 1563 Canberra ACT 2601 

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