Justine MacKinnon from the Standby Task Force discusses Media Monitoring and Mapping in support of UN-OCHA’s response to Typhoon Yolanda. Working with the Digital Humanitarian Network & wonderful volunteers from around the world to examine over 60 different hashtags on twitter, they collected over 1 million tweets that were then thrown to the crowd via MicroMappers for verification and cleaning, providing OCHA with better situational awareness for the Philippines. @fidget02
25 Nov 2014
The event draws upon the online Policy Debate on the failure of the aid system in Haiti http://poldev.revues.org/1606 published by the journal International Development Policy http://devpol.org/ (DevPol). Each speaker briefly presents their refle...
Tags: Video, Disaster Law, Earthquake
18 Nov 2019
Take immediate action for air pollution by industrial hazardous odor in Bangladesh Mohammad Ariful Islam (Volunteer), Dhaka, November 19, 2019 “The odor or smell is caused by any substance in the air, the smell we get. The odor may be pleasing ...
23 Apr 2015
Josh Campbell from the Humanitarian Information Unit at the US Department of State, discusses building a framework to support sharing high-resolution satellite imagery with the volunteer technical community, for improved disaster response and develop...
Tags: Video, Crisis Mapping, Crowdsourcing