Internet of Things talk about crisis data, Feb 2012

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Talk given to the Internet of Things NYC meetup on 23rd February 2012. http://www.meetup.com/iotnewyork/events/48336912/

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Internet of Things talk about crisis data, Feb 2012

  1. 1. Internet of Things and Crisis Data Sara-Jayne Farmer Standby Task Force, Hunchworks, etc.
  2. 2. Crisis data is/was annoying• Twitter• Facebook• SMS• Phones GAP Decisions• Photos• News• Sneakernet Overworked Field People
  3. 3. The vision:effective crisis information ecosystems
  4. 4. A more detailed vision All data sources Collect Data Plan data Collate Data gathering ObserveAct Disseminate Analyse Data DataDecide Orient
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Crisismapping – Mid 2010: floods
  7. 7. Crisismapping Early 2011: radiation
  8. 8. Crisismapping Late 2011: migration
  9. 9. Crisismapping Early 2012: cold
  10. 10. 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)
  11. 11. Big Development Data: Early 2011
  12. 12. What the Information Gaps did
  13. 13. BDD 2010: New Data Sources + YOU!
  14. 14. BDD 2011: Proofs of Principle
  15. 15. BDD 2012: Collation
  16. 16. 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)
  17. 17. 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

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