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   ...
DEVELOPMENT DATA
Typical Workflow W ebsites:H TM L , X L S,CSV ,A P Is etc  Scrapers          Tem plate       V olunteer                   ...
Data AccessOnline, under an open licenseStructured (e.g. Excel, not PDF)Non-proprietary (e.g. CSV, not Arcgis)URI / API (s...
Clean
StandardiseDR Congo in Data.UN.Org:•“Congo, Democratic Republic of the”, “Congo Democratic”,“Democratic Republic of the Co...
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/crisismappe...
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2013 01-21 open itp crisis and development data

  1. 1. Crisis and Development Data: (Starting to) Fix the System Sara-Jayne Farmer Change Assembly
  2. 2. Broken Systems• Communities• Processes• Tech• Innovation
  3. 3. (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…
  4. 4. DEVELOPMENT DATA
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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)
  7. 7. Clean
  8. 8. 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)
  9. 9. Cross-Correlate
  10. 10. Use
  11. 11. CRISIS DATA
  12. 12. Typical Workflow
  13. 13. Find…
  14. 14. Listen…
  15. 15. Estimate…
  16. 16. Geolocate…
  17. 17. Erm… you also need a map…
  18. 18. Cross-Correlate
  19. 19. Use
  20. 20. COMMUNITIES
  21. 21. Support Communities
  22. 22. Combine Experts with Data Science
  23. 23. sara@changeassembly.com @bodaceacat www.ChangeAssembly.com blog.standbytaskforce.comwww.meetup.com/crisismappersnyc

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