Monday, November 18, 2013

Philippine Disaster Digital Mappers

In the aftermath of the horrific disaster left behind by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, several crowd-sourcing technology groups and developments have been featured in the press. Notable mentions have included the tried and true Humanitarian OSM Team, and new kid on the block MicroMappers. Links below to learn more:

(The Atlantic, November 12, 2013)
(Time, November 13, 2013)

Comment: For anyone out there thinking use of crowd-sourced mapping and related technologies for disaster response is a passing fad, a review of the number and types of publications recently including articles on the subject suggests otherwise. Consequently, if you're not planning how to leverage these technologies in your next disaster response, you're not planning for reality.

Photo credit: The Atlantic

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