Crisis Mapping displays and analyses data during crises, usually environmental disasters, 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
- 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.
- 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.
The tools and methods of crisis mapping are new and rapidly changing. Leveraging both technology and crowd sourcing, passionate participants have been able to provide detailed real time information in places of crisis. In recent years, various techniques are being invented to generate maps and analyze the great quantity of information.
Haiti Earthquake 2010