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Crowdsourcing Online• Wikipedia• Threadless• Amazon Mechanical Turk• Kickstarter• Ushahidi & Crowdmap
The Ushahidi Platform• A tool developed in the heat of the  moment, during a major man made crisis• Quickly became an open...
The Ushahidi Platform• A tool developed in the heat of the  moment, during a major man made crisis• Quickly became an open...
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Dr. Meier’s Case Studieson Verifying Information http://irevolution.net/2011/11/29/information-foren
Andy Carvin and the Arab Spring  • Primarily used Twitter  • Burden of proof on original source  • Disproved reports of Is...
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Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop
Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop
Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop
Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop
Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop
Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop
Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop
Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop
Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop
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Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop

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This is my presentation from a talk I gave at the Vietnam Journalists Association, sponsored by the US State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors on Crowdmapping in Hanoi, Vietnam from April 3-5, 2013.

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Crowdmapping & Verification Hanoi Workshop

  1. 1. Crowdmapping with Ushahidi Reports and Verification Reports and Verification Brian Herbert Director of Crowdmap @brianherbert Disaster Preparedness and Influenza Workshop Hanoi, Vietnam April 2013
  2. 2. Sir Francis Galton• Elitist, believing strongly that some people were both mentally and physically superior to others.• Thought we should make “enhanced” humans by essentially speeding up evolution.
  3. 3. Title• A bullet.
  4. 4. Sir Francis Galton"The result seems more creditable to the trustworthiness of a democratic judgment than might have been expected."
  5. 5. Crowdsourcing Before Crowdsourcing• Open entry contests• Refining reference materials• Surveying for research• Solving math problems• Compiling reviews and guides
  6. 6. Crowdsourcing Online• Wikipedia• Threadless• Amazon Mechanical Turk• Kickstarter• Ushahidi & Crowdmap
  7. 7. The Ushahidi Platform• A tool developed in the heat of the moment, during a major man made crisis• Quickly became an open source project with a developer community made up of hundreds of individuals• A tool that spans virtually all platforms from SMS, smartphone, web and social media
  8. 8. The Ushahidi Platform• A tool developed in the heat of the moment, during a major man made crisis• Quickly became an open source project with a developer community made up of hundreds of individuals• A tool that spans virtually all platforms from SMS, smartphone, web and social media
  9. 9. CNN Video clip on Haiti with OSM and Ushahidi
  10. 10. Crowdmap• Crowdmap is the free, hosted Ushahidi in the cloud.• Set up in minutes.• Get your own subdomain like mymap.crowdmap.com• SSL Encrypted
  11. 11. Health
  12. 12. ZOMBIEOUTBREAK
  13. 13. Vietnam Spared
  14. 14. Reports andVerificationVerification
  15. 15. Reports on the Map
  16. 16. Reports in a List
  17. 17. Individual Report
  18. 18. Approval and Verification• Reports can be approved or unapproved• Reports can be verified and unverified
  19. 19. VerificationVerification methods dependon the purpose of your map
  20. 20. Dr. Meier’s Case Studieson Verifying Information http://irevolution.net/2011/11/29/information-foren
  21. 21. Andy Carvin and the Arab Spring • Primarily used Twitter • Burden of proof on original source • Disproved reports of Israeli mortars being used • Used traditional journalism techniques to verify information, just publicly
  22. 22. Kyrgyzstan Rumors• Skype was used to verify information• 2,000+ people using the chatroom• Connections with telecom to check geolocation of SMS
  23. 23. BBC• User-Generated Content Hub• Actively scour the web• Communicate with posters directly• Verify claims with local news sources
  24. 24. Standby Volunteer Task Force • First major deployment was a UN map in Libya • Two step process: • Authentication of source as valid • Triangulation of content as valid • Social media profiles should be complete and traceable across the web • Double check content
  25. 25. Verification is not Perfect
  26. 26. MappingCommunity
  27. 27. voiceofkibera.org
  28. 28. voiceofkibera.org
  29. 29. HumanitarianOpenStreet Map Team
  30. 30. Cám Ơn Rất Nhiều!

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