Tag: micromappers

Update #5 | Nepal earthquake deployment | Extended until May 6

A short, sharp update We have received 424 applications to join the Standby Task Force since the earthquake hit. We (Joyce in fact) have been processing these as quickly as possible. It’s a really incredible number. Thank you so much.

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Update #1 on Nepal earthquake deployment

This is an update on the deployment for Nepal and a brief summary of the situation as we understand it on the ground. The situation in Nepal at 2000 UTC April 25 2015 At 0611 UTC on April 25 a

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One month supporting humanitarian agencies in Vanuatu

Well over 100 volunteers from across the globe dedicated their time and skills online over the past month to support the humanitarian response in Vanuatu. One month ago a category 5 storm swept across many of the islands that make

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Update #4 final push for micromappers for Vanuatu (second deployment)

This is an update on our current activation to undertake housing damage assessments in Vanuatu. The situation at 1700 UTC 10 April 2015 One final push now. Thank you so much for all your hard work so far. You can

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Update #2 on Vanuatu (second deployment)

This is an update on our current activation to undertake housing damage assessments in Vanuatu. The situation at 0700 UTC 8 April 2015 The situation hasn’t changed much since the last update. It’s a challenge to get the images out

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The Story of Crisis Mapping

Patrick Meier and Justine Mackinnon from SBTF are interviewed in a recent programme aired on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. From their programme description: Dr Kat Arney meets the people trying to change the world one map at a

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How AI, Twitter and Digital Volunteers are Transforming Humanitarian Disaster Response

Great article by Katie Collins on Wired.co.uk on how the Standby Task Force, QCRI, UN OCHA, the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) and others worked together to use the new tool MicroMappers in response to the earthquake that took place in Pakistan

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Social Media, Crisis Mapping and the New Frontier in Disaster Response

A new article on TheGuardian.com Global Development Professionals Network talks about MicroMappers, our new microtasking tool, and how the work by Standby Task Force volunteers during the Philippines Typhoon Pablo deployment contributed to the development of the tool. “There is such

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