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Ushahidi – need for speed 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Ushahidi – The Need for SpeedDeploying a crowdsourced crisis map in Vermont
    Bill Morris – GeoSprocket LLC
  • 2. Vermont vs. Hurricane Irene
    Washouts in Rochester: photo by Mansfield Heliflight
  • 3. Ushahidi Deployments Past:
    Guatemala 2011
    Haiti 2010
    Kenya 2008
  • 4.
  • 5. Web Report
    Form
  • 6. Vacuuming in Twitter Updates
    #vtirene
    #vtflood
    #vtresponse
    #vtlee
  • 7. Reporting via Smartphone!
  • 8. Mobile reporting encounters a few hitches
  • 9. 8 days late to the party . . . SMS and voice-to-text via Google Voice!
  • 10. In the Background . . .
  • 11. Live News Aggregation via RSS
  • 12. Additional Layers via KML and CSV
  • 13. As Irene unfolded . . .
  • 14. Google Crisis Map Integration
  • 15. Oh, the Potential: Ushahidi Sweeper
  • 16. Crisis Mapping vs. Citizen Science
  • 17. Going Forward:
  • 18. Take-Home #1
    Be Local
  • 19. Take-Home #2
    Plug Into All the Channels
  • 20. Strapped for Time? Start Here:
    www.crowdmap.com
    Remote hosting of Ushahidi w/ no code required (well, mostly no code)