Mapping palestine

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Mapping palestine

  1. 1. Mapping Palestine: One Village at a time A presentation by Léa Park Technology Coordinator, Friends of Sabeel & Donna Baranski-Walker, Founder, Rebuilding AllianceTuesday, March 20, 2012
  2. 2. Crises & HopeTuesday, March 20, 2012
  3. 3. Crises & Hope: Making plansTuesday, March 20, 2012
  4. 4. Getting on the map…Tuesday, March 20, 2012
  5. 5. Staying on the map: the question of copyrightTuesday, March 20, 2012
  6. 6. Basemaps: Proprietary versus Open Source Tubas: Google Tubas: OpenStreetMapTuesday, March 20, 2012
  7. 7. Outstanding Maps: 1) OCHA Mobile Map: printTuesday, March 20, 2012
  8. 8. 2) Unrecognized Villages: LayersTuesday, March 20, 2012
  9. 9. 3) PeaceNow Settlement Map: another exampleTuesday, March 20, 2012
  10. 10. Ushahidi: means "Witness" or "Testimony" in SwahiliTuesday, March 20, 2012
  11. 11. PCM: Below the fold… timeline for all categoriesTuesday, March 20, 2012
  12. 12. PCM: Timeline for selected categories All categories Home & Livelihood SecurityTuesday, March 20, 2012
  13. 13. Reports make clear what’s going onTuesday, March 20, 2012
  14. 14. Ushahidi Mapping platform: Layers “plus” • Layers: User selectable. Merge or filter data sets over the basemap • Photos: upload to display with individual report • Twitter feed and Social Media sharing • Reports list that contextualizes incidents geographically and also over time. • Subscriber alerts: “Please send me email about any incident that takes place within _____ km of _[location]_.” • Reporting networks, ranging from a small group of trusted reporters to true crowd-sourcing, supported by vetting team(s) and sophisticated verification algorithms (such as SwiftRiver) • See About the Palestine Crisis Map for more informationTuesday, March 20, 2012
  15. 15. Submit a Report: by Email, SMS, Phone,Computer Geolocating is a big bottleneckTuesday, March 20, 2012
  16. 16. Alerts:Tuesday, March 20, 2012
  17. 17. I had to start from scratch… • This publically available, read-only, spreadsheet lists ~ 400 communities. I can’t find lat/ long for ~75. Someone else may already have this information.Tuesday, March 20, 2012
  18. 18. DWG Ushahidi test: ~17 entries from 9/2011 report Using Custom formsTuesday, March 20, 2012
  19. 19. Ushahidi can render existing DWG reportsTuesday, March 20, 2012
  20. 20. In Closing: What Next? • Encourage Palestine OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. • Share OCHA basemap data with OSMers. Example: hospitals, mosques, churches, schools, infrastructure locations. • Add Lat/Long column to DWG incident reports. (Do investigators geotag?) • Is 3WS training already solving this? • Consolidate an online placename - geocoordinate database. • Identify other Palestinian mapping partners, especially OSM mappers • Exchange information with Israeli mapping partners, such as Grassroots Jerusalem. • Generally encourage geolocation-database sharing among organizationsTuesday, March 20, 2012
  21. 21. Mapping villages to assure their futureTuesday, March 20, 2012
  22. 22. Mobilizing support, to assure ours…Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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