Haiticrowdsourcing a real-time crisis
Fixing the engine while flying...
Translation    New Functionalityto 3 languages   building on the fly   in 3 days      “Action Taken”
FROM PEOPLEIN NEED            TO          PEOPLE           WHO           HELP
FROM PEOPLE   sms to 4636IN NEED   translation          geolocation          structured           approval           mappe...
How do you make this happen in just10 minutes             or less?
“In Ha  iti? Text 4636 with yourloca tion and need. Reportemergencies    and missing persons.”
170 situation room volunteers
10,000 Haitian diaspora volunteers
Local Knowledge
Local Knowledge(12:52:55) (Dalila): I need Thomassin Apo please(12:53:02) (Apo): wait(12:54:53) (Apo): Kenscoff Route: Lat...
Red CrossUnited Nations FoundationPlan InternationalCharity WaterClinton FoundationUS State DepartmentInternational Medica...
Amount of Information Produced by Eyewitnesses     The Response Effort’s Processing Capacity                            wa...
Swift River:          enhancing Ushahidi’s ability to find the truthCROWDSOURCED INFORMATION
Swift River:          enhancing Ushahidi’s ability to find the truthCROWDSOURCED       CROWDSOURCED INFORMATION           F...
Swift River:          enhancing Ushahidi’s ability to find the truthCROWDSOURCED       CROWDSOURCED           REFINED INFOR...
Swift River:          enhancing Ushahidi’s ability to find the truthCROWDSOURCED       CROWDSOURCED           REFINED     W...
Reports of emergencies are going straight back tothe orgs on the ground, translated and with geo-coords where possible – p...
Reports of emergencies are going straight back tothe orgs on the ground, translated and with geo-coords where possible – p...
Thank You
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  1. 1. Haiticrowdsourcing a real-time crisis
  2. 2. Fixing the engine while flying...
  3. 3. Translation New Functionalityto 3 languages building on the fly in 3 days “Action Taken”
  4. 4. FROM PEOPLEIN NEED TO PEOPLE WHO HELP
  5. 5. FROM PEOPLE sms to 4636IN NEED translation geolocation structured approval mapped TO categorized PEOPLE WHO report HELP
  6. 6. How do you make this happen in just10 minutes or less?
  7. 7. “In Ha iti? Text 4636 with yourloca tion and need. Reportemergencies and missing persons.”
  8. 8. 170 situation room volunteers
  9. 9. 10,000 Haitian diaspora volunteers
  10. 10. Local Knowledge
  11. 11. Local Knowledge(12:52:55) (Dalila): I need Thomassin Apo please(12:53:02) (Apo): wait(12:54:53) (Apo): Kenscoff Route: Lat: 18.495746829274168,Long:-72.31849193572998(12:57:25) (Apo): This Area after Petion-Ville and Pelerin 5 is not onGoogle Map. We have no streets name(12:58:05) (Dalila): @Apo I thank you for ur help(12:58:24) (Apo): you are welcome(12:58:53) (Apo): I know this place like my pocket(12:59:14) (Dalila): thank God u was here
  12. 12. Red CrossUnited Nations FoundationPlan InternationalCharity WaterClinton FoundationUS State DepartmentInternational Medical CorpsAIDGUSAIDFEMAUS Coast Guard Task ForceUS Marine CorpsUNDPSOUTHCOM
  13. 13. Amount of Information Produced by Eyewitnesses The Response Effort’s Processing Capacity wasted crisis dataHot Flash(no news)
  14. 14. Swift River: enhancing Ushahidi’s ability to find the truthCROWDSOURCED INFORMATION
  15. 15. Swift River: enhancing Ushahidi’s ability to find the truthCROWDSOURCED CROWDSOURCED INFORMATION FILTER
  16. 16. Swift River: enhancing Ushahidi’s ability to find the truthCROWDSOURCED CROWDSOURCED REFINED INFORMATION FILTER RESULTS
  17. 17. Swift River: enhancing Ushahidi’s ability to find the truthCROWDSOURCED CROWDSOURCED REFINED WEIGHTED INFORMATION FILTER RESULTS RESULTS
  18. 18. Reports of emergencies are going straight back tothe orgs on the ground, translated and with geo-coords where possible – people in Haiti wereresponding to this one this morning (19 jan)within 10 minutes of us receiving it January 19Foyer de Sion out of water / responders dispatched.Both reports refer to an orphanage out of water.Report 1070 states a source of help is on the wayand the delivery of water is confirmed by ourrockstar (literally) volunteer in Montreal.UN Ops Center was just here. In the past couple ofminutes weve found a school that sent anemergency text for a live entrapment of kids andthe SAR teams could not find it. SAR team nowdispatched to the right location to five decimalplaces.
  19. 19. Reports of emergencies are going straight back tothe orgs on the ground, translated and with geo-coords where possible – people in Haiti wereresponding to this one this morning (19 jan)within 10 minutes of us receiving it January 19Foyer de Sion out of water / responders dispatched.Both reports refer to an orphanage out of water.Report 1070 states a source of help is on the wayand the delivery of water is confirmed by ourrockstar (literally) volunteer in Montreal.UN Ops Center was just here. In the past couple ofminutes weve found a school that sent anemergency text for a live entrapment of kids andthe SAR teams could not find it. SAR team nowdispatched to the right location to five decimalplaces.
  20. 20. Thank You
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