A crisis map is a conventional map with a series of overlays of reports of damage, requests for assistance and other issues relevant to humanitarian response.
We search a wide range of sources including social media for reports. We also work with networks of of local and national communities to identify reports that are not available on-line.
We have established tools and approaches to assess the accuracy and relevance of reports and accurately locate reports on maps.
We deploy a range of platforms in creating crisis maps depending on the needs of the particular disaster.
Because of our large network and global reach we can produce crisis maps with high quality information published very close to real time.