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Assessing Disaster Damage: How Close Do You Need to Be?

“What is the optimal spatial resolution for the analysis of disaster damage?”

I posed this question during an hour-long presentation I gave to the World Bank in May 2015. 2,216 more words

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Using Aerial Robotics and Virtual Reality to Inspect Earthquake Damage in Taiwan (Updated)

The tragic 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan shortly before 4 in the morning on Saturday, February 6th. Later in the day, aerial robots were used to capture areal videos and images of the disaster damage, like below. 410 more words

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Post the Chennai Floods of 2015 and the relief works of which I have been part of ,  I have developed special interest in Crisis mapping and mapping in general  . 178 more words

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Ranking Aerial Imagery for Disaster Damage Assessments

Analyzing satellite and aerial imagery to assess disaster damage is fraught with challenges. This is true for both digital humanitarians and professional imagery analysts alike. Why?  387 more words

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Video: Crisis Mapping Nepal with Aerial Robotics

I had the honor of spearheading this disaster recovery UAV mission in Nepal a few weeks ago as part of Kathmandu Flying Labs. I’ve been working on this new initiative (in my own time) with Kathmandu Living Labs ( 598 more words

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Give me location data, and I will move the world

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Behind the success of the new wave of location based mobile apps taking hold around the world is digital mapping. 812 more words

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3D Digital Humanitarians: The Irony

In 2009 I wrote this blog post entitled “The Biggest Problem with Crisis Maps.” The gist of the post: crises are dynamic over time and space but our crisis maps are 2D and static. 888 more words

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