social media

Bangladesh: ICIMOD trains youth in Earth Observation

satellite picture of Bangladesh, shows the sediment structure of the region

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies finished yesterday a SERVIR-Himalaya training event in Earth Observation called “Empowering youth with Earth Observation for Climate Actions”.

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Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:32

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Fri, 05/09/2014

TIEMS Conference in Berlin: Public Alerting and Social Media during Crisis and Disasters

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Preliminary Program

 

Wednesday

30th October

Registration and Coffee

Opening and Welcome

Alerting Methods and Techniques

Lunch and Posters

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53

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13

Date: 

30/10/2013 to 01/11/2013

Venue City: 

Berlin

Event Organisers: 

The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS)

Language of event: 

1

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 have elaborated an approach how to most effectively use the social media channel Twitter in disaster situations. Their technique involves small groups of "highly connected Twitter users as ‘sensors’ to detect the emergence of new ideas. They point out that this works because highly connected individuals are more likely to receive new ideas before ordinary users."

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Publishing Date: 

Mon, 21/01/2013 - 11:28

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41

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Mon, 01/21/2013

SMERST 2013: Social Media and Semantic Technologies in Emergency Response

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in Emergency

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52

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Date: 

15/04/2013 to 16/04/2013

Venue City: 

Conventry

Venue: 

Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

Event Organisers: 

University of Warwick

Language of event: 

1

UN-SPIDER Social Media Survey Findings

Social Media Survey

UN-SPIDER conducted a Social Media Survey to understand the basic structure of Social Media use in non-profit organizations world-wide. A focus was put on the following questions:

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USA: Social media as a disaster management tool

 When a series of storms and twisters hit at least 10 states in the USA at the end of February, many victims used social media channels to report their status or those of neighbors and friends. That way they could indicate their exact location to family or search parties by just a single tweet or a facebook post. The app "Foursquare" for example allows users to "check in" to specific locations. Twitter's twittermap works similarly showing users' location on Google Maps. Facebook's Places page allow geotagging on Bing Maps.

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Publishing Date: 

Mon, 19/03/2012 - 08:18
Mon, 03/19/2012

GIS and Social Media Team to Combat Disasters

Two of the world’s top technologies are consistently pairing up in what many believe is the evolution of information. Software companies are integrating geographic information systems (GIS) technology and social media to map people’s tweets and other social media platforms with geospatial data.

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Publishing Date: 

Wed, 29/02/2012 - 15:20
Wed, 02/29/2012
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