Crisis mapping

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Crisis Mapping displays and analyses data during crises, usually environmental disasters and social and political crises, in real-time. It can be described as combining the components of information collection, visualization and analysis which are within the context of a dynamic, interactive map.

Crisis Mapping Resources

How to meet the information?

Call Record Data:

Phone Calls

Social Media:

Text Messages

Mainstream Media/Media Coverage:

Local Media, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC News, UK Guardian, The Economist, Forbes and Times Magazines, New Yorker, NPR, Wired, Mashable, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Nature, New Scientist, Scientific American and more.

Earth Explorer:

Aerial Imagery

Humanitarian Partners and volunteers to the rescue:

Digital Humanitarians
Translating Needs
Translate and Geo-Locate text messages

Example Haiti earthquake 2010: Haitian Diaspora joined the cause after hearing about the need for volunteers via Facebook. Engaging people who know the country (location) far better. Engaging the Diaspora. A number of Haitian joined the make-shift “Situation Room” to precise geo-location before they could be added to the map.


Methods and tools for Crisis Mapping

Haiti Earthquake 2010

Crisis Mapping in Haiti