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A Force for Good: How Digital Jedis are Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

Digital Humanitarians are responding in full force to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal. Information sharing and coordination is taking place online via CrisisMappers and on multiple dedicated Skype chats.  398 more words

Crisis Mapping

Crowdsourcing Point Clouds for Disaster Response

Point Clouds, or 3D models derived from high resolution aerial imagery, are in fact nothing new. Several software platforms already exist to reconstruct a series of 2D aerial images into fully fledged 3D-fly-through models. 765 more words

Crowdsourcing

How Digital Jedis Are Springing to Action In Response To Cyclone Pam

Digital Humanitarians sprung to action just hours after the Category 5 Cyclone collided with Vanuatu’s many islands. This first deployment focused on rapidly assessing the damage by analyzing multimedia content posted on social media and in the mainstream news. 738 more words

Crowdsourcing

Pictures: Humanitarian UAV Mission to Vanuatu in Response to Cyclone Pam

Aéroport de Port Vila – Bauerfield International Airport. As we land, thousands of uprooted trees could be seen in almost every direction.

Massive roots were not enough to save these trees from Cyclone Pam. 968 more words

Crisis Mapping

Mental Health Crisis in the U.S. - Modeling Disaster

A nationwide mental health crisis isn’t a traditional disaster, but it is a disaster. It is a negative “event” that directly affects a large number of people and it’s adverse effects are not hypothetical or latent. 445 more words