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Crowdsourcing, Mapping and Verification - PICNIC2012

Crowdsourced information can play a crucial role in unexpected circumstances like political uprisings and natural disasters. But how can the data best be verified and what is the role of the media?With the expansion of social media and live mapping, crowdsourced information has begun to play a significant role in sudden, unexpected circumstances such as natural disasters and political uprisings. So is it possible for humans to replace algorithms in certain situations? Volunteer contributions have the potential to save lives and support local communities, but the real challenge is verifying crowdsourced information and "big data" – particularly in crisis situations requiring accurate validation under significant time constraints.

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Crowdsourcing, Mapping and Verification - PICNIC2012

  1. 1. Crowdsourcing, Mapping & Verification @Anahi_Ayala
  2. 2. Analysis Collection Visualization Decision-Making
  3. 3. Information collection • Surveys • Groups • Mobile Phones • Automated Systems • Satellite Images
  4. 4. Visualization • • • • Social 3D GIS PDF Dynamic
  5. 5. Analysis • • • • • Spatial Temporal Mix Analysis Demographic Analysis ……
  6. 6. Decision making
  7. 7. I can help! I need help!
  8. 8. Standby Volunteer Task Force
  9. 9. Editorial Board Cairo Mansoura Said Assuit Alexandria Regional Coordinator Verification Team Mapping Team Electoral Monitors Journalists NGOs Crowd
  10. 10. Using journalists as the middle point in between the crowd and the decision makers COMMUNITIES LOCAL AUTOHORITIES (gov/churches) HUMANITARIAN COMMUNITY COMMUNITY RADIO
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