Last year on the day before Thanksgiving I ran a piece called Thinking About a Different Kind of Disaster Map which offers an alternate way to think about mapping a disaster. Similarly, this year I offer for your consideration a report issued by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies which highlights a "new way" to think about executing a disaster response. Little doubt that thoughtful reflection about the report's background stories - which are heavily populated with words like "open source", "crowd-sourcing", and the ever popular "map" - will have you giving thanks for that full stomach and warm spot in front of the TV on America's Turkey Day. You can start that consideration using the links below:
(IFRCRCS, October 17, 2013)
Comment: Wishing you all the best on Thanksgiving Day!