during the post election violence 3 years ago. The government denied how widespread the violence was. International organizations that had a mandate to monitor the elections were refusing to share information. The mainstream media couldn’t be everywhere at the same time and could not report on all the killing and massive human rights abuses. But the crowd is always there.
Between them, these volunteers mapped over 3,500 individual reports from hundreds of sources and you can see just how densely populated the map was. Not only that, but the map was being updated every 10-15 minutes with dozens of new dots, this map was truly alive.
1. Who Can We Trust 2.0 @jvaluch
2. Haiti: 250 000
3. “People trapped at Un Bon Prix, near Napley Inn Hotel !”
4. FEMA Task Force Haiti“The Crisis Map of Haiti represents themost comprehensive and up-to-date mapavailable to the humanitarian community.”“No matter what anyone else tells you,don’t stop mapping, you are saving lives.”
5. Credit: Rob Munro
7. Standby TaskforceOnline Volunteer Community for Live Mapping
8. Verification 2.0• Unverified information is also information• Crowdsourcing and geolocation• Bounded crowdsourcing• Crowdsourcing verification