CrisisCampUK where next for UK crisis crowdsourcing?
How Crisis Information works <ul><li>People create maps </li></ul><ul><li>Person sends SMS to 3441 </li></ul><ul><li>Messa...
CrisisCamp London
CrisisCampCambs
What CrisisCamp Ldn & Cambs built <ul><li>Work parties for Haiti Earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise pool for first res...
Worldwide CrisisCamps
What’s an appropriate crisis to help? <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information deluge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Why does this matter to London? <ul><li>Crisis can happen anywhere – even here </li></ul><ul><ul><li>London terrorist atta...
The Vision:  effective crisis information ecosystems
What still needs to be done? <ul><li>Strengthen UK crisis information organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Connect crisis infor...
What you can do to help <ul><li>Build applications </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate responses </li></ul><ul><li>Process data <...
Who to Contact <ul><li>Crowd Informers </li></ul><ul><li>CrisisCommons </li></ul><ul><li>Ushahidi / SwiftRiver </li></ul><...
Where to Go <ul><li>Data entry and development: </li></ul><ul><li>http://crisiscampldn.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.C...
Options for London crisis ‘crowd’ <ul><li>Work with/for Washington CrisisCommons </li></ul><ul><li>Help CDAC build a techn...
user questions for pkfloods <ul><li>Where can I find out who needs my help?  </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find people to ...
Use Cases for PkFloods
Pkfloods Use Cases
Pkfloods Use Cases
Pkfloods Use Cases
Pkfloods Use Cases
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Pkfloods Use Cases
History <ul><li>2004 onwards: OpenStreetMap and other tools being used in US, UK...  </li></ul><ul><li>Late 2004: Sahana d...
Points to take away <ul><li>It’s not “us and them” anymore, it’s “us and us” </li></ul><ul><li>You can help - or hinder - ...
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  • Messages: Wat is humanitarian technology - and why have it at all: why aren’t we concentrating on food and shelter?
  • People know where to get information People know where to help out
  • CrisisCampUk: Where next for UK crisis crowdsourcing

    1. 1. CrisisCampUK where next for UK crisis crowdsourcing?
    2. 2. How Crisis Information works <ul><li>People create maps </li></ul><ul><li>Person sends SMS to 3441 </li></ul><ul><li>Message goes to CrowdFlower </li></ul><ul><li>Person translates and geolocates message </li></ul><ul><li>Message goes to Ushahidi display </li></ul><ul><li>Message gets to responders, public, aunts, Sahana etc. </li></ul>
    3. 3. CrisisCamp London
    4. 4. CrisisCampCambs
    5. 5. What CrisisCamp Ldn & Cambs built <ul><li>Work parties for Haiti Earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise pool for first responders (UN, CDAC etc) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Telephone exchange’ for Pakistan Floods </li></ul><ul><li>Principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community, not hierarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Champions, not controllers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help, not hinder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equality: working with, not for or above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard work, not talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety awareness, not inaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency, not chaos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate development : response mix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anybody can join, anybody can help </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Worldwide CrisisCamps
    7. 7. What’s an appropriate crisis to help? <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information deluge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge drought </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local infrastructure is overwhelmed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing information channels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mitigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Why does this matter to London? <ul><li>Crisis can happen anywhere – even here </li></ul><ul><ul><li>London terrorist attacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buncefield fire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thames Barrier floods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>London is especially well-placed to help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100s of languages and cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative spirit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massive technical resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mature OpenSource communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And the UK isn’t crowdsource-prepared for crises </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Vision: effective crisis information ecosystems
    10. 10. What still needs to be done? <ul><li>Strengthen UK crisis information organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Connect crisis information handling organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain UK group that can respond to both UK and global crises </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain the OpenSource spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare UK ‘crowd’ for crises </li></ul><ul><li>Create pool of people used to operating crisis information tools </li></ul><ul><li>UK crisis information vulnerabilities highlighted </li></ul><ul><li>Improve OpenStreetMaps in crisis-prone areas </li></ul><ul><li>Improve CrisisWiki entries for everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Improve crisis information tools </li></ul><ul><li>Handle crowd information without crowd processor overload </li></ul><ul><li>Implement situation awareness and analysis techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Implement crowd response tools? </li></ul>
    11. 11. What you can do to help <ul><li>Build applications </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate responses </li></ul><ul><li>Process data </li></ul><ul><li>Use crisis applications for other stuff </li></ul>
    12. 12. Who to Contact <ul><li>Crowd Informers </li></ul><ul><li>CrisisCommons </li></ul><ul><li>Ushahidi / SwiftRiver </li></ul><ul><li>Sahana </li></ul><ul><li>OpenStreetMap </li></ul><ul><li>Louisiana Bucket Brigade </li></ul><ul><li>The Extraordinaries </li></ul><ul><li>CrisisMappers.net </li></ul><ul><li>NGO/Local Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>UNOCHA - reliefweb </li></ul><ul><li>CDAC </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora </li></ul><ul><li>Tool Developers </li></ul><ul><li>RHOK </li></ul><ul><li>Aid Information Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>ICT4Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Ushahidi </li></ul><ul><li>OpenStreetMap </li></ul><ul><li>Sahana </li></ul><ul><li>CrisisCommons </li></ul><ul><li>InSTEDD </li></ul>
    13. 13. Where to Go <ul><li>Data entry and development: </li></ul><ul><li>http://crisiscampldn.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.CrisisMappers.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ushahidi.com/join and http://u4u.ushahidi.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiki.sahanafoundation.org/doku.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.theextraordinaries.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.crisiswiki.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Hackathons: </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.rhok.org / - looking for host cities December 4/5 </li></ul><ul><li>@tenbus_uk – Pakistan mapping party, 7-9pm, October 20 th </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aidinformationchallenge.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Professional bodies: </li></ul><ul><li>http://cdac-haiti.org/en/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://reliefweb.org/ </li></ul>
    14. 14. Options for London crisis ‘crowd’ <ul><li>Work with/for Washington CrisisCommons </li></ul><ul><li>Help CDAC build a technology ‘wing’ </li></ul><ul><li>Create a new British community </li></ul><ul><li>Help UNOCHA with apps and crowdsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Work with UK government </li></ul><ul><li>Work with UK media </li></ul><ul><li>Work with UK academia (e.g. U4U4Uk?) </li></ul>
    15. 15. user questions for pkfloods <ul><li>Where can I find out who needs my help? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find people to help me deliver aid? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find out information? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out if I'm about to be flooded? </li></ul><ul><li>Who should I alert/give my information to? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find general information out about #pkfloods? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I search for people? (I cannot find my grandmother/relative) </li></ul><ul><li>I have been 'found' - who should I alert/give my status to? </li></ul><ul><li>I need food/water/supplies, how can I tell people I need something? </li></ul><ul><li>I have food/water/supplies, how can I find out where there's a need? </li></ul><ul><li>I want to get to location x, where can I find out about the state of the roads? </li></ul><ul><li>I am observing/know the state of the roads, who should I alert/give my information to? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I find out where there are information blackspots/there is no telecomms coverage? </li></ul><ul><li>I know where the telecoms/information blackspots are, who should I give my alert/information to and how? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Use Cases for PkFloods
    17. 17. Pkfloods Use Cases
    18. 18. Pkfloods Use Cases
    19. 19. Pkfloods Use Cases
    20. 20. Pkfloods Use Cases
    21. 21. Pkfloods Use Cases
    22. 22. Pkfloods Use Cases
    23. 23. History <ul><li>2004 onwards: OpenStreetMap and other tools being used in US, UK... </li></ul><ul><li>Late 2004: Sahana developed in Sri Lanka after Indian Ocean Tsunami. Then used in Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia... </li></ul><ul><li>2008: Ushahidi developed in Kenya to map citizen journalist reports of violence after Kenyan elections. Then used in South Africa, DR Congo, Gaza, India, Pakistan… </li></ul><ul><li>June 2009: CrisisCommons founded in Washington DC after a tweetup by a group of technologists and communications professionals who wanted to use their skills to help prepare for and react to crisis situations – both at home and around the world </li></ul><ul><li>2009: CrisisMappers formed </li></ul><ul><li>2009: CDAC formed after a discussion in a bar... </li></ul>
    24. 24. Points to take away <ul><li>It’s not “us and them” anymore, it’s “us and us” </li></ul><ul><li>You can help - or hinder - from anywhere. Your choice: </li></ul><ul><li>Getting right information to right people at right time saves lives </li></ul><ul><li>Overwhelming people with information doesn’t </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes your tech skills can help people you’ll never meet, immediately and in ways you couldn’t imagine </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes it takes longer, but it’s no less valuable </li></ul><ul><li>The UK should be part of the crisis crowdsourcing movement </li></ul>

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