Last report from Bangkok

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Day 8/9 – 14-15th May – Bangkok, Thailand It is now almost 2 weeks since cyclone Nargis ravaged Myanmar. The initial flurry of general situation maps and imagery showing flood waters has now subsided and more detailed analyses are already being carried out with the aid of before-after high resolution satellite imagery. e.g. http://unosat.web.cern.ch/unosat/asp/prod_free.asp?id=66 Our […]

Maps is spaM backwards5

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Day 7 – 14th May – Bangkok, Thailand The days are starting to merge into one. We got a cab to the UN as usual accompanied by Raji and Javit. Our cabbie did not know the way and so Raji directed using her in-built GPS (wish I had one of them). Started at 8 and […]

Who, what, where …

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Day 6 – 13th May – Bangkok, Thailand Rainy again today and heavy rain has been falling too over Myanmar although we’ve not heard any reports yet of it hampering relief efforts. Visas are being issued in a slow trickle and NGOs are gradually getting mobilised relying heavily on their in-country staff. We hear though […]

Maps at last!

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Day 4/5 – 11-12th May – Bangkok, Thailand Sorry for lack of sitrep yesterday – it got late and the hotel internet inexplicably shut down before I could send it. Sunday can be summed up thus: got up, ate breakfast, got taxi, made maps, ate fried rice, made more maps, got taxi, ate dinner, went […]

Still not much to map

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Day 3 – Saturday 10th May – Bangkok, Thailand Today started like the others so far … up at 6.30, breakfast at 7, taxi at 7.30, in the office by 8am. This morning we attended the daily cluster meeting where each cluster lead agency gives an update. Still not much happening regarding visas – the […]

Down to work

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Day 2 – Friday 9th May – Bangkok, Thailand For those of you with a geographic bent our location whilst at work is: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=13.76352,100.50882 and our hotel: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=13.75191,100.53737 We started the day at the cluster meeting – mainly people discussing how they couldn’t get visas. The very few people who have got in appeared to […]

Arrival in Bangkok

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Day 1 – Thursday 8th May – Bangkok, Thailand Welcome to ‘Land of Smiles’ This was the sign that greeted us at immigration after a very comfortable and quiet flight from London. I met Philip at Heathrow and we somehow had managed to get all our personal kit and tech kit down to about 35kg […]