HOT Indonesia also set up a new office in the capital, since moving the project over from Surabaya to Jakarta.
The team is now situated in Tebet, South Jakarta, with the office home for over 50 staff members.
Jakarta is notorious for its annual flooding during rainy seasons, and having key lifeline infrastructure properly mapped and documented will allow for a more accurate urban contingency plan. As part of the project, HOT is also updating the administrative boundaries of DKI Jakarta, from the subdistrict level (Kecamatan), to the village (Keluruhan), community-group (Rukun Warga) and in some select villages, even to the neighborhood (Rukun Tetangga) level.
The map targets the location, and allows users to zoom and scroll to their desired view.
The screen then presents information on the risks identified within the search radius, and recommended actions.
Collected data will be integrated as individual Open Street Map (OSM) feature layers, in the disaster management tool In AWARE. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and developed by the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), In AWARE is supported by the Government of Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB). HOT’s meeting in BPBD DKI Jakarta Office, talking about how the two institutions can support each other in the mapping project. To assist with data collection on the ground, DKI Jakarta’s Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) has offered their assistance and guidance in areas with high security and safety risk.
Delivering disaster related data, In AWARE aims to improve early warning and management decision making within Indonesia. They are also sending out notification letters to village leaders in the DKI Jakarta province to inform them of HOT’s work ahead of time to help speed up the process as the capital is twice the size of Surabaya with more than triple the population.