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Crowdsource Mapping

Crowdsource mapping in search for the Malaysian Airlines flight

satellite image fo the Earth

As UN-SPIDER reported yesterday, there have been calls for using satellite data in the sea

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 16:16
latitude: 
15.4881
longitude: 
114.405

Relief efforts in Philippines: satellite data used for crowdsource mapping

Relief workers continue struggling to reach some of the most devastated regions

More than 900 volunteers are helping in the recovery efforts in Philippines by collaborating on online maps, through the OpenStreetMap network.

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Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:02
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12.059
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CAPRA CRISIS 2007 (WB, ISDR, CEPREDENAC)

Software type: 
Crowdsourcing/VGI
Scope: 
Modelling
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
User friendly, Spanish available
Computer System: 
Windows
Latest release (year): 
2012
File types: 
atn
File types: 
bmp
File types: 
shp
File types: 
tsu
File types: 
xyz
Screenshot: 
Hazard: 
Earthquake
Hazard: 
Tsunami

UK: New fund for innovative technologies for humanitarian crises

Emergency Alert Notification

The UK will set up a new fund to back mobile, text and other innovative technologies which can be used to help those hit by humanitarian crises - such as earthquakes, floods or drought.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 05/03/2013 - 09:04
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51.5062
longitude: 
-0.127281

Crowdsourcing: Study suggests how to best monitor disasters using Twitter

The scientist Manuel Garcia-Herranz and his team at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

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Mon, 21/01/2013 - 11:28
latitude: 
40.5452
longitude: 
-3.6939

Typhoon Pablo: OCHA activates Crowdsourcing Community

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) on December 5th to collect all relevant tweets about Typhoon Pablo pos

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Fri, 07/12/2012 - 08:42

International Meeting of Crowdsource Mapping successfully concluded

On 5 December 2012, UN-SPIDER concluded a three-day international expert meeting on the topic of Crowdsource Mapping for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 06/12/2012 - 17:45
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48.2082
longitude: 
16.3738

UN-SPIDER Updates October 2012

Issue Date: 
Fri, 02/11/2012

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER at a glance

UN-SPIDER Updates September 2012

Issue Date: 
Thu, 04/10/2012

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER at a glance

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/12: Crowdsource Mapping

Issue Date: 
Tue, 02/10/2012

Crowdsource Mapping aims at an improved disaster management: The idea is to co