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Research
24 Mar 2016
This paper describes a disaster risk reduction mapping project called MapDRR that aims to use Google Fusion Tables and Google Maps to map disaster risk reduction projects around the world. This system uses advances in cloud database management system...
Tags: Research, Crisis Mapping, Crowdsourcing, Urban Risk Reduction
Awareness material, Report
23 Sep 2015
Crowdsourcing integrated with crisis maps has been a powerful tool in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Future crowdsourcing applications must provide capabilities to better manage unstructured messages and enhance streaming data. Enhancem...
Tags: Awareness material, Report, Crisis Mapping, Crowdsourcing
Case Study
12 Aug 2015
The Missing Maps project aims to literally and figuratively put more than 20 million vulnerable, at-risk people on the map using OpenStreetMap (OSM) as a platform. We need to fill in these “missing maps” before the next disaster strikes ensuring ...
Tags: Case Study, Crisis Mapping, Crowdsourcing
Video
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
Video
23 Apr 2015
Kate Chapman from the Humanitarian Open Street Map Team (HOT) discusses mapping an entire country into OpenStreetMap for disaster preparedness.
Tags: Video, Crisis Mapping, Crowdsourcing
Video
23 Apr 2015
Dale Kunce, Senior Geospatial Engineer at the American Red Cross, discusses groundtruthing Open Street Map during disaster response.
Tags: Video, Crisis Mapping, Crowdsourcing
Research
14 Apr 2015
The growing availability and use of social media and other mass collaboration technologies present new opportunities and challenges for disaster management. Platforms now exist that permit collection of data from broad constituencies and rapid commun...
Tags: Research, Crisis Mapping, Crowdsourcing, Mobile Technology
Report
09 Apr 2015
Increasing numbers of children around the world are affected by humanitarian emergencies and there is an urgent need for innovative, scalable, cost-effective approaches to tackling these crises. Alongside this, digital technology is spreading rapidly...
Tags: Report, Crowdsourcing, Mobile Technology
Report
09 Apr 2015
This report is concerned with the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and postconflict reconstruction, especially with ways in which ICTs can be used by governments and donors to support the transition from violence...
Tags: Report, Crowdsourcing, Mobile Technology, Recovery
Guidance material
08 Apr 2015
American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) has piloted and refined applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to its core programming and response activities. In this time, we’ve found that the best tools and the most effc...
Tags: Guidance material, Crisis Mapping, Crowdsourcing, Urban Risk Reduction