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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 #4 to Nepal earthquake deployment | Extended until May 6

Here are some of the key stats for our work to support Nepal Over 400  people are currently working on the deployment. Round the world. Round the clock. We’ve divided into separate teams working on Urgent Needs, Photo & Image

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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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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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This year’s International Conference of Crisis Mappers in Geneva just finished. The creation of the SBTF was announced at last year’s ICCM. Many SBTF volunteers were not able to make the conference and we wanted everyone to be present in a small way… so we set

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Standby Task Force 101

During the week of August 7, the Standby Task Force (SBTF) held three online trainings on the basics of crisis mapping for volunteers.  The first was facilitated by volunteer coordinator Kirk Morris, the second by geolocation guru Sentil Chinnachamy, and the

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Esri User Conference 2011 CrisisMappers meetup – Where crisis meets the map!

For the past three years, during  the month of July, I’ve made it a point to visit the Disneyland in San Diego. I am sure you are already questioning my sanity. “Really, Disneyland in San Diego?” Well, yes. As all

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