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

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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

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Thu, 06/12/2012 - 17:45

4th Annual CrisisMappers Conference concluded

The 4th International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) took place from 11 to 14 October 2012 in Washington D.C. bringing together experts, practitioners, policymakers, technologists, researchers, journalists, scholars, hackers and skilled volunteers engaged at the intersection between humanitarian crises, technology, crowdsourcing, and crisis mapping.

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Wed, 17/10/2012 - 17:27

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 collect


Short title: 

UN-SPIDER Newsletter on Crowdsource Mapping

USGS reconsiders crowdsource mapping programme

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is examining the restoration of its popular volunteer mapping program, The National Map Corps.

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Wed, 22/08/2012 - 09:11

4th International Conference of Crisis Mappers - ICCM

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis






11/10/2012 to 14/10/2012


George Washington University: School of Media & Public Affairs

Venue City: 

Washington, DC

Event Organisers: 

The World Bank
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
George Washington University

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Crowdsourcing community responds to Philippine floods

Google's Crisis


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Fri, 10/08/2012 - 08:58

Crowdsourcing: Singapore Land Authority offers map-based tools

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) recently launched “OneMap Crowd Sourcing Tools” to provide organisations with map facility to locate interactive activities and information. OneMap Crowd Sourcing Tools is a beta set of map-based tools that community, and organisations or Non-Governmental Organisations can use to facilitate crowd sourcing and create a function on their websites where OneMap will serve a map for users to tag the locations of crowd-sourced information.


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Mon, 16/07/2012 - 12:15

"Digital Humanitarian Network" established by crowdsource community

MapAction, CrisisMappers and GISCorps are teaming up with the United Nations to provide a better linkage between formal humanitarian organisations and the online technology communities in disaster situations.

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Mon, 02/07/2012 - 09:15

HOT launches kickstarter project for Haiti

The Humanitarian Open Street Map (HOT) team launched a kickstarter project to support the development of the first free Haitian Creole Open Street Map Book. Since the earthquakes in 2012 HOT has made OpenStreetMap the most detailed base map for Port-au-Prince available. Their map was used by search and rescue teams, the World Bank, the United Nations and other organizations working on the ground. However adequate training materials are still not available in Haitian Creole keeping Haitian locals from effectively using this free of charge resource.

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Thu, 10/05/2012 - 15:56


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