Internet of Things talk about crisis data, Feb 2012
Internet of Things and Crisis Data Sara-Jayne Farmer Standby Task Force, Hunchworks, etc.
Crisis data is/was annoying• Twitter• Facebook• SMS• Phones GAP Decisions• Photos• News• Sneakernet Overworked Field People
The vision:effective crisis information ecosystems
A more detailed vision All data sources Collect Data Plan data Collate Data gathering ObserveAct Disseminate Analyse Data DataDecide Orient
Crisismapping – Jan 2010: Earthquake • Mappers create maps from satellite images, tourist maps, locals etc • Person in Haiti sends SMS to 3441 • Message goes to CrowdFlower • Mappers translate and geolocate message • Mappers add message to Ushahidi display • Message gets to responders, public, aunts, Sahana etc.
IOT and Crisis Data• Design for crises – Think about crisis applications when you build tech• Think about what’s needed – What needs to be sensed – How to adapt existing tech• Connect with the users – Crisismappers – Grassroots mappers – Random Hacks of Kindness (RHOK)
IOT and Big Development Data• Think about what’s needed – water sensors, crop sensors, etc• Connect with the users, via – Data Without Borders – Random Hacks of Kindness (again)
Next?• Effective crisis information ecosystem – Established data gathering technologies (mostly) – Cooperation as standard – Open data systems = crisis data systems – We’ve thought about (almost) everything