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Crisis Mappers Net

Crisis Mappers Net
The International Network of Crisis Mappers (Crisis Mappers Net) is the largest and most active international community of experts, practitioners, policymakers, technologists, researchers, journalists, scholars, hackers and skilled volunteers engaged at the intersection of humanitarian crises, new technology, crowd-sourcing, and crisis mapping. The Crisis Mappers Network was launched at the first International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM) in 2009. As the world's premier humanitarian technology forum, we engage 6,000+ members in over 160 countries, who are affiliated with over 3,000 different institutions, including more than 400 universities, 50 United Nations agencies & projects, first responders operating in both the civilian and military space, dozens of leading technology companies, several volunteer & technical community networks and global, national, and local humanitarian and disaster response and recovery organizations. Co-Founders & Curators: Dr. Patrick Meier & Dr.

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Crowdmap What Exactly Is Crowdmap? Crowdmap is designed and built by the people behind Ushahidi, a platform that was originally built to crowdsource crisis information. As the platform has evolved, so have its uses. Crowdmap allows you to set up your own map of Ushahidi without having to install it on your own web server. What Can I Do With Crowdmap? Monitor Elections Use the power of the crowd to monitor and visualize what went right, and what went wrong, in an election. A Useful Data Set on Political Violence that Almost No One Is Using For the past 10 years, the CIA has overtly funded the production of a publicly available data set on certain atrocities around the world that now covers the period from January 1995 to early 2014 and is still updated on a regular basis. If you work in a relevant field but didn’t know that, you’re not alone. The data set in question is the Political Instability Task Force’s Worldwide Atrocities Dataset, which records information from several international press sources about situations in which five or more civilians are deliberately killed in the context of some wider political conflict. Each record includes information about who did what to whom, where, and when, along with a brief text description of the event, a citation for the source article(s), and, where relevant, comments from the coder. The data are updated monthly, although those updates are posted on a four-month lag (e.g., data from January become available in May). The same holds in South Sudan.

Acerca de Nosotros The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all. Our vision is to use technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation. Our overarching goal is to achieve changes in the law to require real-time, online transparency for all government information, with a special focus on the political money flow and who tries to influence government and how government responds. An International Conference on Digital Disease Detection We hope that the Rapid Fire Talks prove to be an entertaining and engaging way to share research and experiences in digital disease detection. Below are some guidelines and helpful hints for a successful Rapid Fire Talk. Please note that abstract submissions for Rapid Fire Talks are due on July 17th.

Transportation Is All About Real-Time Data The Global Innovation Series is supported by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. It delivers more than purpose-built electric vehicles — it delivers smart mobility services. Visit bmw-i.com or follow @BMWi on Twitter. In order to tackle urban transportation challenges in cities around the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Research Foundation of Singapore launched a five-year cooperative project in 2009 — Future Urban Mobility (FM) — to look at new models and technology tools aimed at sustainability.

Evaluating UAVs for Humanitarian Response The Humanitarian UAV Network is carrying out an evaluation of UAVs and related technologies for use in humanitarian settings. The related technologies being evaluated include cameras, payload units, image processing & analysis software. As a first step, we have created an evaluation framework based on parameters relevant for field-based deployments of UAVs by humanitarian organizations. Before moving to the next step in the evaluation—identifying which UAVs and related technologies to evaluate—we want to make sure that we’re on the right track as far as our evaluation framework goes. So the purpose of this blog post is to seek feedback on said framework. To recap, we are evaluating four distinct technologies: 1) UAVs; 2) Cameras; 3) Payload units; and 4) Image Processing & Analysis Software specifically for humanitarian use.

Acerca de «Net-Map Toolbox Watch Net-Map introduction video: evaschiffer_netmaps_ifpri <p>JavaScript required to play <a hreflang="en" type="video/mp4" href=" Nokia Maps 3D: Nav and Sharing Nokia's web based 3D map service, Nokia Maps 3D, has been updated with navigation, sharing, new search options and more, the company announced on its blog. Located at maps.nokia.com, Nokia Maps 3D now offer 3D imagery of 25 cities around the world, including Barcelona, Berlin, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Rome and San Francisco. To be able to see the 3D version of the map, you'll have to install a browser extension and restart your browser first. It's worth it, though. Growing the Commons as Meta-narrative? How about 'Growing the Commons' as a meta-narrative for a paradigm shift? Ann Pendleton-Jullian in her Power and Ecosystems of Change talk suggests that a new type of metanarrative is much needed to change the world. Something strategically ambiguous towards which to head despite our differences, and that would aggregate coherence from a variety of disparate micro narratives that shape events and build trust at the grassroots level. She talks about networks and how network architectures change power structures, and describes ecosystems of change as scaffold to aggregate different kinds of powers and mecanisms that are out there, and support the emergence of the new until it becomes strong enough. The idea of growing or expanding the commons as meta-narrative and the type of ecosystem of change that could support it are worth looking into. An idea I developed in 'Common-Sense Commons' as a guiding vision for a Self-Caring System & Thrivable World.

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