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Community Mapping & Humanitarianism(the Geo kind)Mapping Humanitarianism Workshop, January 20, 2011, GWUMikel Maron, mikel...
TechnologiesOpenStreetMap                http://www.openstreetmap.org                 kinda like Wikipedia for maps
TechnologiesUshahidi               http://ushahidi.com/                 crisis reporting
TechnologiesOpen, etc.
Compelling EvidenceHaiti Earthquake Response             http://www.unfoundation.org/assets/pdf/disaster-relief-20-the.pdf
Compelling EvidenceMap Kibera                http://mapkibera.org/
Trust? Reliability? Verifiability?The usual question
CrowdsourcingThe wrong question and the wrong term*Successful "crowdsourcing" projects are very complex structures
Communities and RelationshipsTechnology is adapting to and enhancing the real structure of humansocieties
How Do We Foster Community in theHumanitarian Context?that is the question
Technology Volunteerism DevelopingCountries is very differentthan in Washington D.C.
You have to Hustleto have food cooking at the end of the day
Technology Does Make Change • Promotes Conversation • Open Data Persists as a Common Good • User/Community CenteredBut • P...
Break the Habit of AidPeople are still thought of as recipients, rather than leadersKibera brought to you by...
Love Data. What about Stories?Data is an easy win in Humanitarianism. Expression and voices of people,hard to listen.
Commercialization of Humanitarian TechCommunities are big business              http://www.globalintegrity.org/blog/google...
The Project Timeline Does Not SupportCommunitiesRelationships develop on a different pace than projects
The Emergency Response Cycle Does NotSupport Sustainable CommunitiesCOSMHA(Haiti OpenStreetMap)
Change can happen, slowlyCOSMHA is lead on projects to HOTSoley Leve is entirely grassroots                          http:...
ThanksMikel Maron, mikel_maron@yahoo.com, @mikel
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Social Technologies at the GWU Humanitarian Mapping Workshop

  1. 1. Community Mapping & Humanitarianism(the Geo kind)Mapping Humanitarianism Workshop, January 20, 2011, GWUMikel Maron, mikel_maron@yahoo.com, @mikel(Practitioner)Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team http://hot.openstreetmap.orgGroundTruth Initiative http://groundtruth.in/
  2. 2. TechnologiesOpenStreetMap http://www.openstreetmap.org kinda like Wikipedia for maps
  3. 3. TechnologiesUshahidi http://ushahidi.com/ crisis reporting
  4. 4. TechnologiesOpen, etc.
  5. 5. Compelling EvidenceHaiti Earthquake Response http://www.unfoundation.org/assets/pdf/disaster-relief-20-the.pdf
  6. 6. Compelling EvidenceMap Kibera http://mapkibera.org/
  7. 7. Trust? Reliability? Verifiability?The usual question
  8. 8. CrowdsourcingThe wrong question and the wrong term*Successful "crowdsourcing" projects are very complex structures
  9. 9. Communities and RelationshipsTechnology is adapting to and enhancing the real structure of humansocieties
  10. 10. How Do We Foster Community in theHumanitarian Context?that is the question
  11. 11. Technology Volunteerism DevelopingCountries is very differentthan in Washington D.C.
  12. 12. You have to Hustleto 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 CenteredBut • Power imbalance does not automatically change
  14. 14. Break the Habit of AidPeople are still thought of as recipients, rather than leadersKibera 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 TechCommunities are big business http://www.globalintegrity.org/blog/google-world-bank-map-deal
  17. 17. The Project Timeline Does Not SupportCommunitiesRelationships develop on a different pace than projects
  18. 18. The Emergency Response Cycle Does NotSupport Sustainable CommunitiesCOSMHA(Haiti OpenStreetMap)
  19. 19. Change can happen, slowlyCOSMHA is lead on projects to HOTSoley Leve is entirely grassroots http://soley-leve.org/map/
  20. 20. ThanksMikel Maron, mikel_maron@yahoo.com, @mikel

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