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New article! Maputopias: Cartographies of Communication, Coordination and Action — The cases of Ushahidi and InfoAmazonia

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Maps have been established as objects bestowed with knowledge, power and impact. In the hands of people, maps have been a form of political counter-power. 177 more words


Humanitarian Organisational Structures: Spider, Starfish or whole new breed?

Spider v. Starfish

Although the impact crowdsourcing has had on technology and vice versa has been discussed, there is very little analysis of the impact of both of these innovations on organisational structures. 414 more words

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The Cold Shoulder of Collaboration

Without effective collaboration between the digital and traditional humanitarian worlds, the technology that is constantly advancing in order to improve our capabilities to crowdsource crisis maps is next to useless. 589 more words

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The Evolution of Crowdsourced Crisis Mapping: A Timeline

I’ve tried to capture some key summary points from my research “The Evolution of Crowdsourced Crisis Mapping” which I’ll post in a series of blogs. For those of you with a little more time to kill, you are more than welcome to get in touch if you’d like to read the full 15,000 words. 63 more words

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Snapshot with a HOT Voting Member

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Tasauf, a HOT voting member based in Bangladesh.
He spoke to me about his first involvement with HOT in 2015 as a translator, to his role now as a senior campaigner, to his vision for the future of HOT. 296 more words

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Digital Humanitarians in Space: Planet Launches Rapid Response Team

Planet has an unparalleled constellation of satellites in orbit. In addition to their current constellation of 130 micro-satellites, they have 5 RapidEye satellites and the 7 SkySat satellites (recently acquired from Google). 310 more words

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The Future of Crisis Mapping is Finally Here

In 2010, I had the opportunity to participate in the very first Disaster Response Working Group meeting held at Facebook. The digital humanitarian response to the tragic Haiti earthquake months earlier was the main point of discussion. 2,102 more words

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