Crisismapping and Beyond: Introducing the Standby Task Force (SBTF)

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Presentation at ISCRAM 2012 by Svend-Jonas Schelhorn of the Standby Task Force (SBTF)

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Crisismapping and Beyond: Introducing the Standby Task Force (SBTF)

  1. 1. Crisis Mapping and beyond:Introducing the Standby Volunteer Task Force Svend-Jonas Schelhorn shornjonas@googlemail.com
  2. 2. January 12, 2010: HaitiInformation Ecosystem Today © Patrick Meier http://www.slideshare.net/iRevolution Svend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  3. 3. January 12, 2010: HaitiInformation Ecosystem Today How can we make use of all the information out there in crisis response? Svend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  4. 4. January 12, 2010: Haiti © Patrick Meier http://www.slideshare.net/iRevolutionSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  5. 5. January 12, 2010: Haiti http://healthmap.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/crisis-map-of-haiti.jpgSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  6. 6. January 12, 2010: Haiti © Patrick Meier http://www.slideshare.net/iRevolutionSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  7. 7. Background ● Launched at the ICCM 2010 in Boston ● Online Community for Live Crisis Mapping ● Over 800 members from all over the world ● Only working with Open Source Data and Applications ● Decentralized horizontal network of volunteers acting on the base of a code of conductSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  8. 8. Teams & Workflows Crisis Mapping: Collect Information Analyze Information Categorize Information Viusalize Information Cowdsourcing Applications ResponseSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  9. 9. Teams & Workflows ● Volunteers get trained ● Each volunteer is member of at least one team ● Coordination during deployments via email, Cowdsourcing Applications googledocs, skype and TF-websiteSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  10. 10. Tools we use● Ushahidi General Crowdsourcing- and mapping platform● Tomnod Crowdsourced analyzing of satellite images Cowdsourcing Applications● Crisis Tracker● New social-media crowdmapping platformSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  11. 11. Past ActivitiesSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  12. 12. Past ActivitiesSvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  13. 13. Challenges and Opportunities ● How to verify crowdsourced information? ● ● Testing new tools ● Meet professionals, broaden background ●Svend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  14. 14. Current & Upcoming Events Testing the Crisis Tracker platform South Sudan Mapping ActivitySvend Schelhorn @shornjonas || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012
  15. 15. 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 || Introducing the Standby Volunteer Taskforce || ISCRAM Summerschool 2012 || 22-08-2012

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