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Talk given to Open ITP meetup in New York City, January 2013.

Talk given to Open ITP meetup in New York City, January 2013.

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2013 01-21 open itp crisis and development data 2013 01-21 open itp crisis and development data Presentation Transcript

  • Crisis and Development Data: (Starting to) Fix the System Sara-Jayne Farmer Change Assembly
  • Broken Systems• Communities• Processes• Tech• Innovation
  • (Some of) What’s Broken• Development Data – Broken data formats, access, coverage, standards – Ignored data sources – Human vs Data disconnect• Crisis Data – Remote vs Ground disconnect – Crisis vs Development disconnect – Deployment lead overload• Communities – Stovepipes, fiefdoms, imperialism, finding…
  • DEVELOPMENT DATA
  • Typical Workflow W ebsites:H TM L , X L S,CSV ,A P Is etc Scrapers  Tem plate V olunteer A nalysts & A P Is Creator R esearcher s CSV  stores P ar tially­ Com pleted(online and  filled DNA spr eadsheet offline) spreadsheet
  • Data AccessOnline, under an open licenseStructured (e.g. Excel, not PDF)Non-proprietary (e.g. CSV, not Arcgis)URI / API (so people can point at it)Linked to other data (to give context)
  • Clean
  • StandardiseDR Congo in Data.UN.Org:•“Congo, Democratic Republic of the”, “Congo Democratic”,“Democratic Republic of the Congo”, “Congo (Democratic Republic ofthe)”, “Congo, Dem. Rep.”, “Congo Dem. Rep.”, “Congo, DemocraticRepublic of”, “Dem. Rep. of Congo”, “Dem. Rep. of the Congo”DR Congo in common standards:•“Democratic Republic of the Congo” (UN Stats), “Congo, TheDemocratic Republic of the” (ISO3166), “Congo, Democratic Republicof the” (FIPS10, Stanag), “180” (UN Stats), “COD” (ISO3166, Stanag),“CG” (FIPS10)
  • Cross-Correlate
  • Use
  • CRISIS DATA
  • Typical Workflow
  • Find…
  • Listen…
  • Estimate…
  • Geolocate…
  • Erm… you also need a map…
  • Cross-Correlate
  • Use
  • COMMUNITIES
  • Support Communities
  • Combine Experts with Data Science
  • sara@changeassembly.com @bodaceacat www.ChangeAssembly.com blog.standbytaskforce.comwww.meetup.com/crisismappersnyc