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Integrating Geo-Data with Social Media Improves Situational Awareness During Disasters

A new data-driven study on the flooding of River Elbe in 2013 (one of the most severe floods ever recorded in Germany) shows that geo-data can enhance the process of extracting relevant information from social media during disasters. 1,006 more words

Crowdsourcing

Proof: How Crowdsourced Election Monitoring Makes a Difference

My colleagues Catie Bailard & Steven Livingston have just published the results of their empirical study on the impact of citizen-based crowdsourced election monitoring. Readers of iRevolution may recall that my… 616 more words

Crowdsourcing

Emergency Response and Crisis Mapping

One of the greatest benefits of using mobile technology is that can enable speedy communications in even the most remote areas of the world. While this is useful in most circumstances, it is particularly important for improving emergency response times in developing countries, as well as to ensure that the right services are being delivered to the people and communities with the greatest need. 370 more words

ICT4D

Humanitarian UAVs Fly in China After Earthquake (updated)

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Ludian County in Yunnan, China earlier this month. Some 600 people lost their lives; over 2,400 were injured and another 200,000 were forced to relocate. 528 more words

Crisis Mapping