NMTF Crisis Mapping Fall 2013


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  • “The interactive map included the names and addresses of police officers and other law enforcement officials such as prison guards. The latter were subsequently threatened by inmates who used the map to find out exactly where they lived. Former crooks and thieves confirmed the map would be highly valuable for planning crimes (“news you can use”). They warned that criminals could easily use the map either to target houses with no guns (to avoid getting shot) or take the risk and steal the weapons themselves. Shotguns and hand-guns have a street value of $300-$400 per gun. This could lead to a proliferation of legally owned guns on the street.”
  • DEAN ZAMBRANO – 15 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • NMTF Crisis Mapping Fall 2013

    1. 1. Technology is not scary! NEW MEDIA TASK FORCE
    2. 2. What is Crisis Mapping? Information, Communication and Technology, and early warning systems, collectively in support of humanitarian aid. Crisis Mapping initiatives enable: • Potential to prevent mass atrocities • Mitigate effects of natural disasters • Strengthen international aid agency coordination
    3. 3. Who are Crisis Mappers?  Online teams of people who turn publicly available online data about a crisis into usable information.  Standby Taskforce - http://blog.standbytaskforce.com  CrisisMappers - http://crisismappers.net
    4. 4. What are the Technologies?  Map-creating technologies (e.g.OpenStreetMap - open source maps)  Reports/data to map and map viewer technologies (e.g. Ushahidi)  Geolocation (finding lat/longs of places) (e.g. Google Maps)  SMS to data technologies (e.g. FrontlineSMS, RapidSMS)  Media monitoring technologies (e.g. GeoFeedia - streams geolocated Tweets)
    5. 5. Ushahidi
    6. 6. History of Crisis Mapping  2008 – Kenya Election - Ushahidi developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the election.  2010 – Haiti Earthquake – Crisis Mappers organize to use satellite images, SMS and media reports, etc. to replace government and NGO information lost in collapsed buildings  Since then, crisismapping deployments have covered crises like Libya (refugees), Japan (tsunami), Chile (earthquake), Pakistan (floods), Somalia (refugees), Alabama (tornadoes). http://opencrisis.org/crisismappinghistory
    7. 7. Active Deployments  Khartoum Floods: http://hotosm.github.io/HDMCartoCSS/#10/15.6158/32.7626
    8. 8. Hands-on training Crowdmap / Ushahidi
    9. 9. Submit a Report nmtfminitraining.crowdmap.com Content of a report: • • • • • Title Description Date and Time Category Map • • • • • Location Source Video Link Photo Contact info of responder
    10. 10. Goal Map Local Restaurants:  Coffee Shops  Lunch  Bakeries  Bars
    11. 11. Examples of Sources  Sources  nytimes.com  Yelp.com  Social Media  Twitter feeds  Facebook
    12. 12. Issues to Watch for...  Is the information accurate?  Is the source reliable?  Is there data redundancy?
    13. 13. Standby Task Force Information Flows
    14. 14. Ethical Considerations in Crisis Mapping  Case Study – Mapping Gun Permit Holders http://irevolution.net/2013/01/23/perils-of-crisis-mapping/
    15. 15. THE FUTURE OF CRISIS MAPPING  Fmr NMTF Board Member, Dean Zambrano
    16. 16. EXPERIENCE WITH TEAM PROJECTS…  http://inafu6212-001-20123.wikischolars.columbia.edu/Mobile+Technology+in+Po litics