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  • 1. The Standby Volunteer Task Force Data Curation for South SudanSvend-Jonas SchelhornStudent @ University of Heidelberg/ Germanyshornjonas@googlemail.com@shornjonasGeographer, Crisis Mapper
  • 2. Background● Launched at the ICCM 2010 in Boston● Online Community for Live Crisis Mapping and crowdsourced data collection● Nearly 900 members from all over the world● Decentralized horizontal network of volunteers acting on the base of a code of conduct● Working with Open and Volunteered Data● Partner with Ushahidi, Tomnod, Crisistracker● Part of Digital Humanitarian NetworkSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Data Curation for South Sudan - SBTF || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  • 3. The Task ***Official: Immediate UN Activation of SBTF for South Sudan!*** 03.07.2012 ● OCHA is deploying a team to South Sudan ● Need of data so they can make informed decisions during their field mission ● Analyze the impact of emergencies on the population of South Sudan ● Collect secondary data (ie, information obtainable from the Internet) which is essential to provide the team with targeted and effective assistance to those in need.Svend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Data Curation for South Sudan - SBTF || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  • 4. The Task Key Questions: ● Population ● Searching pre-selected ● Displacement sources ● Returnees ● Search the Internet ● Refugees ● Security incidents ● Consider date and source of ● Schools publication ● Water sources ● Search for data regarding key ● Health facilities question and State ● Economic constraintsSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Data Curation for South Sudan - SBTF || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  • 5. Data Curation for Disaster Preparedness Data Curation Mapping the Data● 1767 unique rows of data● 15,271 unique pieces of information recordsSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Data Curation for South Sudan - SBTF || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  • 6. Data Curation for Disaster Preparedness Data Curation Mapping the Data m .co ce or kf as yt db an .st og blw.w ● 1767 unique rows of dataw ● 15,271 unique pieces of information records Svend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Data Curation for South Sudan - SBTF || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  • 7. Mapping the Data - Approach Phase I: Search for mapping-options in data-entries Phase II: Create geodata and geodatabase Phase III: Mapping, Spatio-temporal analysis, graphs, ... Training for SBTF - Volunteers Supporting UN OCHA in South SudanSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Data Curation for South Sudan - SBTF || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  • 8. Mapping the Data - Tools For Coordination For Mapping● Skype ● Googledocs● Googledocs ● ArcGIS● SBTF Ning Page ● Quantum GIS ● Online-Mapping-ToolsSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Data Curation for South Sudan - SBTF || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  • 9. Conclusions & Pending Tasks● Volunteers created > 400 data entries● Keep it short and simple● Meeting the Customers needs?● Evaluation of volunteer activities● Building geodatabase and Mapping the dataSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Data Curation for South Sudan - SBTF || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  • 10. Ongoing and Upcoming Activities● Data curation for South Sudan● Crisis Tracker test run (September 7-14th)Svend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Data Curation for South Sudan - SBTF || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  • 11. The Standby Volunteer Task Force Our answer? STANDBY TASK FORCE To become a member apply at http://blog.standbytaskforce.com or contact join@standbytaskforce.com And follow us on Twitter: @SBTaskForceSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Data Curation for South Sudan - SBTF || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012