TV blog responses to OSM Haiti
What started as a highly addictive pastime for early adopters to alert their friends of their whereabouts and compete for virtual mayorship of their corner coffee shop, is steadily evolving into a global vehicle for individuals and businesses to garner social capital. With tech evangelists and small businesses exploring the potential power of Foursquare and other location enabled services, it was only a matter of time before change makers in the non-profit and social enterprise ecosystem “checked-in” and began finding innovative methods to rally support for their causes. How Non-Profits and Activists Can Leverage Location Based Servic
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During a large-scale humanitarian crisis, information is key. Coordination among relief agencies is essential, so that efforts are not duplicated and resources go where they are most needed. Disaster Relief 2.0: Tech Tools Help Focus Haiti Resources | Dan
Update: The iPhone app referenced in this article has since been released on the App Store. O'Reilly OSM+Sat Imagery for Free iPhone
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Haiti OSM Response :: Mikel Maron :: Build The have been at least 400 OpenStreetMap editing sessions in Haiti since the quake hit. Mostly tracing Yahoo imagery, and gleaning information from old CIA maps.
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WikiProject Haiti/Tasks and Ideas - OpenStreetMap WikiProject revisions: Revisions to front page of WikiProject completed = everything consolidated into a single table or moved to different pages.
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Published: January 26th 2010, 2:01pm Read More: Education , Videos, Education Last week, we told you about an emergency event being organized called CrisisCamp Boston. I volunteered at CrisisCamp Boston. Although we were all gathered in the cafeteria at ITA Software in Cambridge, we managed to do a lot to help relief workers in Haiti. VIDEO: What I did at CrisisCamp Boston | bostinnovation.com
Check this out: [..] I am currently in Port Au Prince with the Fairfax County Urban Search & Rescue Team (USA-1) out of Fairfax, VA, USA. I wish there was a way that I can express to you properly how important your OSM files were to us. OSM the default map in Haiti
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OpenStreetMap in the World Bank Haiti Situation Room For the past 3 weeks, since January 12, we’ve been actively involved in many efforts to provide support and analysis of the Haiti earthquake recovery. From immediate OpenStreetMap efforts to get imagery open licensed and traced, to working through CrisisCommons to get new volunteers mapping, creating dashboard common operating pictures of population affected by the event, emerging IDP camp locations, distribution centers, and gathering normalized health facilities around the country. Historically, these tools have been useful for the public and media to cover an event – but the question often arose if they were beneficial to responders and citizens on the ground. Data Dissemination to the Government of Haiti | Off the Map - Of
Confusion reigns in the aftermath of any big natural disaster, but particularly so in what was already a failed state. With the little existing physical, political and social infrastructure there was now destroyed or damaged, the situation was especially challenging for aid agencies arriving on the ground. Where are the areas most in need of assistance? How do we get there? Where are people trapped under buildings? Mapping A Crisis | The Guardian Open Platform
ITO World at TED 2010 - Project Haiti We are proud to announce that our work has been displayed at this year's TED conference, where the world's greatest thinkers and doers come together.
OpenStreetMap in Haiti - Part 1
I am sure most readers of this blog have heard about how there has been a huge effort to map Haiti using OpenStreetMap - Harry Wood gave a good summary of efforts a few weeks ago. Currently Schuyler Erle and Tom Buckley are down in Haiti helping out with mapping for the relief efforts on ground - Schuyler's blog has really interesting accounts of what they've been doing. Schuyler tweeted today that he and Tom were "starting to post raw, iffy quality, unedited audio and video - please feel free to edit/remix/repost". OpenStreetMap in Haiti - video
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