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Technology is not scary!

NEW MEDIA TASK FORCE
What is Crisis Mapping?
Information, Communication and Technology, and early warning systems,
collectively in support of h...
Who are Crisis Mappers?
 Online teams of people who turn publicly available
online data about a crisis into usable inform...
What are the Technologies?
 Map-creating technologies (e.g.OpenStreetMap - open
source maps)

 Reports/data to map and m...
Ushahidi
History of Crisis Mapping
 2008 – Kenya Election - Ushahidi developed to map reports
of violence in Kenya after the elect...
Active Deployments
 Khartoum Floods: http://hotosm.github.io/HDMCartoCSS/#10/15.6158/32.7626
Hands-on training
Crowdmap / Ushahidi
Submit a Report
nmtfminitraining.crowdmap.com
Content of a report:
•
•
•
•
•

Title
Description
Date and Time
Category
Map...
Goal
Map Local Restaurants:
 Coffee Shops
 Lunch
 Bakeries
 Bars
Examples of Sources
 Sources
 nytimes.com
 Yelp.com

 Social Media
 Twitter feeds
 Facebook
Issues to Watch for...
 Is the information accurate?

 Is the source reliable?
 Is there data redundancy?
Standby Task Force
Information Flows
Ethical Considerations in
Crisis Mapping
 Case Study – Mapping Gun Permit Holders
http://irevolution.net/2013/01/23/peril...
THE FUTURE OF CRISIS
MAPPING
 Fmr NMTF Board Member, Dean Zambrano
EXPERIENCE WITH TEAM
PROJECTS…
 http://inafu6212-001-20123.wikischolars.columbia.edu/Mobile+Technology+in+Po
litics
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NMTF Crisis Mapping Fall 2013

  1. 1. Technology is not scary! NEW MEDIA TASK FORCE
  2. 2. What is Crisis Mapping? Information, Communication and Technology, and early warning systems, collectively in support of humanitarian aid. Crisis Mapping initiatives enable: • Potential to prevent mass atrocities • Mitigate effects of natural disasters • Strengthen international aid agency coordination
  3. 3. Who are Crisis Mappers?  Online teams of people who turn publicly available online data about a crisis into usable information.  Standby Taskforce - http://blog.standbytaskforce.com  CrisisMappers - http://crisismappers.net
  4. 4. What are the Technologies?  Map-creating technologies (e.g.OpenStreetMap - open source maps)  Reports/data to map and map viewer technologies (e.g. Ushahidi)  Geolocation (finding lat/longs of places) (e.g. Google Maps)  SMS to data technologies (e.g. FrontlineSMS, RapidSMS)  Media monitoring technologies (e.g. GeoFeedia - streams geolocated Tweets)
  5. 5. Ushahidi
  6. 6. History of Crisis Mapping  2008 – Kenya Election - Ushahidi developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the election.  2010 – Haiti Earthquake – Crisis Mappers organize to use satellite images, SMS and media reports, etc. to replace government and NGO information lost in collapsed buildings  Since then, crisismapping deployments have covered crises like Libya (refugees), Japan (tsunami), Chile (earthquake), Pakistan (floods), Somalia (refugees), Alabama (tornadoes). http://opencrisis.org/crisismappinghistory
  7. 7. Active Deployments  Khartoum Floods: http://hotosm.github.io/HDMCartoCSS/#10/15.6158/32.7626
  8. 8. Hands-on training Crowdmap / Ushahidi
  9. 9. Submit a Report nmtfminitraining.crowdmap.com Content of a report: • • • • • Title Description Date and Time Category Map • • • • • Location Source Video Link Photo Contact info of responder
  10. 10. Goal Map Local Restaurants:  Coffee Shops  Lunch  Bakeries  Bars
  11. 11. Examples of Sources  Sources  nytimes.com  Yelp.com  Social Media  Twitter feeds  Facebook
  12. 12. Issues to Watch for...  Is the information accurate?  Is the source reliable?  Is there data redundancy?
  13. 13. Standby Task Force Information Flows
  14. 14. Ethical Considerations in Crisis Mapping  Case Study – Mapping Gun Permit Holders http://irevolution.net/2013/01/23/perils-of-crisis-mapping/
  15. 15. THE FUTURE OF CRISIS MAPPING  Fmr NMTF Board Member, Dean Zambrano
  16. 16. EXPERIENCE WITH TEAM PROJECTS…  http://inafu6212-001-20123.wikischolars.columbia.edu/Mobile+Technology+in+Po litics

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