THE HUMANITARIAN TECHNOLOGY NETWORK
Crisis mapping and crowdsourcing in complex emergencies. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press. (Ziemke, Jayamaha & Jahn).
Defeating Disaster: Fueled by Open Source Software & Crowdsourcing, The Crisis Mapping Community Is Rapidly Expanding. By Matt Alderton, Trajectory Magazine, 2014(3).
Connecting Grassroots to Gov, (John Crowley; Wilson Center)
Patrick@National Geographic (18 mins)
Jen Ziemke: Conflict Mapping
Jaroslav Valuch & Anahi Ayala Iacucci: Feb 2012 (25 mins)
Patrick Meier: Changing the World
Sanjana Hattotuwa: ICCM 2011 Keynote Address
Heather Leson: Crowdsourcing for Change
Sophia B. Liu: Crisis, Curation & Culture
Patrick Meier: Where 2.0
Jennifer Leaning: Patterns in Crisis Mapping, Inaugural ICCM Keynote Address
Helena Puig: Best Practices
We are grateful to the ICT4Peace Foundation for hosting & supporting the network.
Their pioneering output & work in crisis mapping, over many years & also with the United Nations, can be accessed here.
Special thanks to Kevin Waterman for gifting us additional domains.
Reuters AlertNet (1)
Reuters AlertNet (2)
Reuters AlertNet (3)
journalism.co.uk (UK CM)
Crisis Mappers leverage mobile & web-based applications, participatory maps & crowdsourced event data, aerial & satellite imagery, geospatial platforms, advanced visualization, live simulation, and computational & statistical models to power effective early warning for rapid response to complex humanitarian emergencies. As information scientists we also attempt to extract meaning from mass volumes of real-time data exhaust.
This group includes 9,600+ 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.
Crisis Mappers Net is not an organization or institution, and deliberately so. All of us connected here have very different goals, aims, strengths, interests, and backgrounds. As a network, we offer a neutral space for conversation and information sharing. As volunteer administrators, we manage the website & google group to facilitate collaboration. Thus, it is the important work of the members themselves that makes this group what it is.