Visualize Risk 2019 - A disaster data and map design challenge

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15/05/2019 to 15/07/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Monday, July 15, 2019


The Understanding Risk (UR) Community and GFDRR are organizing a challenge with the aim to explore how maps and visualization techniques can help citizens and governments better understand and use data on natural hazards, exposure and vulnerability.  

The challenge consists of four parts. 

  • Part 1: Identify insights from data
  • Part 2: Design a map
  • Part 3: Engage audiences with interactivity
  • Part 4: Blog about your process, challenges and successes

To get started: 

  • 22 May 2019 — Webinar: Creating map-based data visualizations, presented by Lo Benichou, resident data visualization specialist at Mapbox. Register
  • 29 May 2019 — Webinar: Analyzing and communicating risk data, presented by Stu Fraser, Senior Disaster Risk Management Consultant and Simone Balog-Way, Disaster Risk Management Analyst from the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. Register
  • 4 June 2019 — Supporting event: Hands-on building and mentoring event in San Francisco, California, USA (with live video link for remote participants) Register
  • 5 June 2019 — Supporting event: Hands-on building and mentoring event in Washington D.C., USA (with live video link for remote participants). Register now!

The 2019 VizRisk Challenge is sponsored by the Labs team of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) hosted by the World Bank Group, in partnership with Mapbox and the Data Visualization Society.


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