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Slides from talk given at Guardian Blue Light Services conference, November 2010

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  • Messages:
    Wat is humanitarian technology - and why have it at all: why aren’t we concentrating on food and shelter?
  • People know where to get information
    People know where to help out
  • Blue light services

    1. 1. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ UK Crisis Crowdsourcing Sara Farmer, Opencrisis.net, @opencrisis
    2. 2. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ How Can We Use These?
    3. 3. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ How We’ve Used Them Already
    4. 4. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ Real-time Twitter Maps
    5. 5. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ Citizen Reporting • SMS 4636, 3441 etc • Translate, geolocate, structure, categorise • Approve • Map • Report
    6. 6. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ London Tube strikes: Ushahidi
    7. 7. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ Crisismapping Timeline • Prepare! • Hashtag, webpage • CrisisMappers, Crisiscommons, Google, UN etc • News watch, TweakTheTweet, OpenStreetMap • SMS, ham radio • Ushahidi, Sahana, PeopleFinder • Translators • Camps (typically 5 weeks)
    8. 8. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ The Vision
    9. 9. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ UK Vision • Connected organisations • UK group for UK and global crises • UK-specific preparation • ‘Everyday’ crisismapping tools • OpenStreetMaps • CrisisWiki • Crowd information • Situation awareness and analysis • Two-way tools
    10. 10. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ Response Communities CrisisMappers • Standby Task Force • CrisisMappers.net • Ushahidi / SwiftRiver • Sahana • OpenStreetMap • Louisiana Bucket Brigade • The Extraordinaries • CrisisCampLdn NGO/Local Coordinators • UNOCHA - reliefweb • CDAC • Diaspora Tool Developers • RHOK • Aid Information Challenge • ICT4Peace • Ushahidi • OpenStreetMap • Sahana • CrisisCommons • InSTEDD
    11. 11. @opencrisis http://www.opencrisis.net/ RHOK Birmingham, December 4th & 5th

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