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Posts Tagged "Crisis Mapping"

Syrian Displacement Camps- rapid formation as urban ‘growth’

While the Syrian Civil War rages on, millions of Syrians have been displaced both within and outside the country. Its a nearly unprecedented displacement; the spatial result resembling full-fledged, full-formed cities in their own right. Among these DP (displaced persons) camps, Zaatari is arguably the best known due to its massive scale and organization. An […]

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Data + Mapping for Ebola Epidemic, West Africa

In response to the Ebola epidemic, mapping and open data communities have come together in various ad-hoc forums to collectively advance knowledge, data & innovation- often from afar, often in hopes of being useful to individuals and organizations situated in West Africa. I attended the Ebola Open Data Jam with Meetup on 10/18/2014 in NYC; […]

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Vulnerability Resources/Readings in the spirit of NCADAC

Yesterday The “National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee” or NCADAC released their climate change draft for public consumption, or probably lack there of as things go. From the Executive summary: 1. Global climate is changing, and this is apparent across the U.S. in a wide range of observations. The climate change of the past […]

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Hurricane Sandy Mapping

Over the past few years with the advent of crowdsourced data for humanitarian crisis mapping, there have been both significant performance advancements as well as numerous disaster episodes by which to ‘test’ these advancements. Platforms & organizations such as Google Crisis Response, the Ushahidi platform, Crisis Mappers Network , Havard’s Crisis Mapping and Early Warning […]

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Spatial Cholera- Satellite Imagery & Disease Prevention

An interesting paper in WRR | Water Resources Journal suggests the potential of Cholera outbreak prediction and prevention through the utilization of satellite imagery. Specifically, large-scale hydroclimatic processes remain a stubborn, unpredictable issue in the spread of Cholera. Low-lying, brackish, marine environments susceptible to monsoon events are particularly at issue. Through raster analysis levels of […]

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Ushahidi, ESRI Crisis Mapping – Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake

Ushahidi continues to lead the way in mapping and crowd sourcing technology to address international crisis situations. The latest effort in parthnership with ESRI is marked by rapid content population via their crisis map for the Christchurch earthquake. Ushahidi’s exels at providing a seamless, user-friendly toolset for open source mapping, thereby attracting participation and up-to-the-minute […]

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