Tag: Crisis

Our deployment is complete

We have produced our final 3W reports. The data has gone to many, many humanitarian organisations and will be used to assist and accelerate the coordination of humanitarian groups on the ground. We have processed an extraordinary range of data

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Data Protection Standards 2.0

As noted in Patrick Meier’s blog post on “Crowdsourcing, Crisis Mapping and Data Protection Standards”, humanitarian organizations have yet to develop and publicize data protection protocols for social media, crowdsourcing and volunteer geographical information. This is why, in November 2011, the

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SBTF Recognized in Online Volunteer Award for 2011!

The entire SBTF membership is truly honored and proud to be recognized in this year’s International Online Volunteer Award! The official press release is available online here, which includes this video describing the SBTF’s work on the Libya Crisis Map. Sincere thanks

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Libya Crisis Map Deployment 2011 Report

We have just completed the after action review of the SBTF deployment of the Libya Crisis Map. You can view the report here. The entire point of this report is to catalyze conversation and learning. This is a live document since our

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SBTF Wins Technology and Innovation Award for Libya Crisis Map!

[Guest blog post by Gisli Olafsson, NetHope] On August 2nd, the International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) announced the winners in their European and Global Awards for 2011. The Libya Crisis Map effort received in both the European and the Global competition the first

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The Technologies Used by Standby Task Force Volunteers

The Standby Volunteer Task Force comprises a network of skilled and dedicated volunteers from the world over. We use multiple technologies to manage live mapping operations. These include Ning, Skype, email, Google Groups, Google Docs, cell phones, Ushahidi, OpenStreetMap, ArcGIS,

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Changing the World One Map at a Time

[Cross-posted from Patrick Meier’s iRevolution.net blog] The response to last year’s crises in Haiti, Chile and Pakistan revealed an exciting potential. Volunteers from thousands of miles away could possibly play an important role in humanitarian operations by using social networking

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