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  1. 1. Community Mapping & Humanitarianism (the Geo kind) Mapping Humanitarianism Workshop, January 20, 2011, GWU Mikel Maron, mikel_maron@yahoo.com, @mikel (Practitioner) Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team http://hot.openstreetmap.org GroundTruth Initiative http://groundtruth.in/
  2. 2. Technologies OpenStreetMap http://www.openstreetmap.org kinda like Wikipedia for maps
  3. 3. Technologies Ushahidi http://ushahidi.com/ crisis reporting
  4. 4. Technologies Open, etc.
  5. 5. Compelling Evidence Haiti Earthquake Response http://www.unfoundation.org/assets/pdf/disaster-relief-20-the.pdf
  6. 6. Compelling Evidence Map Kibera http://mapkibera.org/
  7. 7. Trust? Reliability? Verifiability? The usual question
  8. 8. Crowdsourcing The wrong question and the wrong term *Successful "crowdsourcing" projects are very complex structures
  9. 9. Communities and Relationships Technology is adapting to and enhancing the real structure of human societies
  10. 10. How Do We Foster Community in the Humanitarian Context? that is the question
  11. 11. Technology Volunteerism Developing Countries is very different than in Washington D.C.
  12. 12. You have to Hustle to have food cooking at the end of the day
  13. 13. Technology Does Make Change • Promotes Conversation • Open Data Persists as a Common Good • User/Community Centered But • Power imbalance does not automatically change
  14. 14. Break the Habit of Aid People are still thought of as recipients, rather than leaders Kibera brought to you by...
  15. 15. Love Data. What about Stories? Data is an easy win in Humanitarianism. Expression and voices of people, hard to listen.
  16. 16. Commercialization of Humanitarian Tech Communities are big business http://www.globalintegrity.org/blog/google-world-bank-map-deal
  17. 17. The Project Timeline Does Not Support Communities Relationships develop on a different pace than projects
  18. 18. The Emergency Response Cycle Does Not Support Sustainable Communities COSMHA(Haiti OpenStreetMap)
  19. 19. Change can happen, slowly COSMHA is lead on projects to HOT Soley Leve is entirely grassroots http://soley-leve.org/map/
  20. 20. Thanks Mikel Maron, mikel_maron@yahoo.com, @mikel

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https://sites.google.com/site/worldofhumanitarianism/2012-workshop/agenda

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  1. 1. Community Mapping & Humanitarianism (the Geo kind) Mapping Humanitarianism Workshop, January 20, 2011, GWU Mikel Maron, mikel_maron@yahoo.com, @mikel (Practitioner) Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team http://hot.openstreetmap.org GroundTruth Initiative http://groundtruth.in/
  2. 2. Technologies OpenStreetMap http://www.openstreetmap.org kinda like Wikipedia for maps
  3. 3. Technologies Ushahidi http://ushahidi.com/ crisis reporting
  4. 4. Technologies Open, etc.
  5. 5. Compelling Evidence Haiti Earthquake Response http://www.unfoundation.org/assets/pdf/disaster-relief-20-the.pdf
  6. 6. Compelling Evidence Map Kibera http://mapkibera.org/
  7. 7. Trust? Reliability? Verifiability? The usual question
  8. 8. Crowdsourcing The wrong question and the wrong term *Successful "crowdsourcing" projects are very complex structures
  9. 9. Communities and Relationships Technology is adapting to and enhancing the real structure of human societies
  10. 10. How Do We Foster Community in the Humanitarian Context? that is the question
  11. 11. Technology Volunteerism Developing Countries is very different than in Washington D.C.
  12. 12. You have to Hustle to have food cooking at the end of the day
  13. 13. Technology Does Make Change • Promotes Conversation • Open Data Persists as a Common Good • User/Community Centered But • Power imbalance does not automatically change
  14. 14. Break the Habit of Aid People are still thought of as recipients, rather than leaders Kibera brought to you by...
  15. 15. Love Data. What about Stories? Data is an easy win in Humanitarianism. Expression and voices of people, hard to listen.
  16. 16. Commercialization of Humanitarian Tech Communities are big business http://www.globalintegrity.org/blog/google-world-bank-map-deal
  17. 17. The Project Timeline Does Not Support Communities Relationships develop on a different pace than projects
  18. 18. The Emergency Response Cycle Does Not Support Sustainable Communities COSMHA(Haiti OpenStreetMap)
  19. 19. Change can happen, slowly COSMHA is lead on projects to HOT Soley Leve is entirely grassroots http://soley-leve.org/map/
  20. 20. Thanks Mikel Maron, mikel_maron@yahoo.com, @mikel

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