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Changing the World …<br />  … One Map at a Time<br />@patrickmeier<br />
1994<br />
800,000 peoplemurdered<br />
… and the world’s response?<br />
“Look the other way”<br />
What if Twitter had existed in 1994 and Dallaire had tweeted his concerns instead of sending a fax?<br />RomeoDallaireRome...
2008<br />
500,000 peopledisplaced<br />
… and the world’s response?<br />
our<br />… and the world’s response?<br />
2010<br />
7.0 Magnitude Earthquake<br />
… and our response?<br />
@patrickmeier<br />
“The Marine Corps is using your project every second of the day to get aid and assistance to the people that need it most”...
SMS 4636<br />
Credit: Rob Munro<br />
Credit: Rob Munro<br />
2011<br />
9.0 Magnitude Earthquake<br />
Mass atrocities in Libya<br />
www.CrisisMappers.net<br />Standby Volunteer Task Force<br />
So, you want to be a Crisis Mapper, hmmm?<br />
Join@StandbyTaskforce.com<br />
How About Activism?<br />@patrickmeier<br />
Millions join the protests<br />
“We use Facebook to schedule protests, Twitter to coordinate and YouTube to tell the world.”<br />
Civil Resistance in Egypt<br />
Move Tactically & Strategically<br />
Walk Like an Egyptian …<br />
“Having a real-time map, <br />complete with satellite photos, <br />of where everyone is at any one moment is almost as g...
Check-in’s with<br />a Purpose<br />
So, wanna play? : )<br />http://download.ushahidi.com<br />http://rp11.crowdmap.com<br />
Student protests in London: Sukey<br />
So What’s Next?<br />@patrickmeier<br />
“If radio gave each event a sound, TV – an image, then this relatively new ‘mapping reflex’ gave each event a geographic l...
The Take Away?<br />
Don’t get too jazzed up!<br />Tech is only 10% of <br />the solution<br />
@patrickmeier<br />
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Re:publica 2011: Changing the World, One Map at a Time

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Presentation give on Ushahidi, crisis mapping, crowdsourcing, activism and check-in's with a purpose at the 2011 Re:publica conference in Berlin

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Re:publica 2011: Changing the World, One Map at a Time

  1. 1. Changing the World …<br /> … One Map at a Time<br />@patrickmeier<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. 1994<br />
  4. 4. 800,000 peoplemurdered<br />
  5. 5. … and the world’s response?<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. “Look the other way”<br />
  8. 8. What if Twitter had existed in 1994 and Dallaire had tweeted his concerns instead of sending a fax?<br />RomeoDallaireRomeo Dallaire<br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10. 2008<br />
  11. 11. 500,000 peopledisplaced<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. … and the world’s response?<br />
  14. 14. our<br />… and the world’s response?<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
  17. 17.
  18. 18.
  19. 19.
  20. 20. 2010<br />
  21. 21. 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake<br />
  22. 22. … and our response?<br />
  23. 23.
  24. 24.
  25. 25. @patrickmeier<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27.
  28. 28. “The Marine Corps is using your project every second of the day to get aid and assistance to the people that need it most”<br />
  29. 29.
  30. 30. SMS 4636<br />
  31. 31. Credit: Rob Munro<br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33. Credit: Rob Munro<br />
  34. 34.
  35. 35. 2011<br />
  36. 36.
  37. 37. 9.0 Magnitude Earthquake<br />
  38. 38.
  39. 39.
  40. 40.
  41. 41.
  42. 42. Mass atrocities in Libya<br />
  43. 43.
  44. 44.
  45. 45.
  46. 46.
  47. 47. www.CrisisMappers.net<br />Standby Volunteer Task Force<br />
  48. 48. So, you want to be a Crisis Mapper, hmmm?<br />
  49. 49. Join@StandbyTaskforce.com<br />
  50. 50.
  51. 51. How About Activism?<br />@patrickmeier<br />
  52. 52. Millions join the protests<br />
  53. 53. “We use Facebook to schedule protests, Twitter to coordinate and YouTube to tell the world.”<br />
  54. 54.
  55. 55.
  56. 56. Civil Resistance in Egypt<br />
  57. 57. Move Tactically & Strategically<br />
  58. 58. Walk Like an Egyptian …<br />
  59. 59. “Having a real-time map, <br />complete with satellite photos, <br />of where everyone is at any one moment is almost as good as having your own helicopter overhead — maybe better, <br />if you can distract the crew <br />of the helicopter.”<br />
  60. 60.
  61. 61.
  62. 62. Check-in’s with<br />a Purpose<br />
  63. 63.
  64. 64. So, wanna play? : )<br />http://download.ushahidi.com<br />http://rp11.crowdmap.com<br />
  65. 65.
  66. 66. Student protests in London: Sukey<br />
  67. 67. So What’s Next?<br />@patrickmeier<br />
  68. 68.
  69. 69. “If radio gave each event a sound, TV – an image, then this relatively new ‘mapping reflex’ gave each event a geographic location”<br />
  70. 70.
  71. 71.
  72. 72.
  73. 73. The Take Away?<br />
  74. 74. Don’t get too jazzed up!<br />Tech is only 10% of <br />the solution<br />
  75. 75. @patrickmeier<br />

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