Below is an announcement from CrisisCampNZ about the group’s decision to no longer maintain/update the main Christchurch Recovery Map website as of March 11: As things in Christchurch begin to switch from ‘response’ mode to ‘recovery’ mode, we have consulted with people on the ground in Christchurch on the future of the eq.org.nz site. Given [...]
Crisiscamp Toronto is preparing. We’ve learned from the global CrisisCommons responses that we need to build relationships and capacity locally, provincially and nationally. Our core team is David Black (Emergency Management lead), Melanie Gorka (International Development and Projects lead), Brian Chick (Social Media Trainer and New Media lead) and myself (City Lead and Community hacker). [...]
Our friends over at Geeks without Bounds are holding a weekend hack-a-thon. There are great prizes up for grabs. Plus, you can contribute to great open source projects like Ushahidi, Crowdmap and Sahana. Geeks without Bounds is running a hack-a-thon on October 9/10, 2010. I met up with Geeks without Bounds‘ Johnny Diggz at the [...]
A room full of inspiring CrisisMappers converged for training for the International Conference of CrisisMappers. Volunteer technical communities, graduate students, organizations, and fans joined to share and learn more about Sahana, OpenStreetMap, Ushahidi/Crowdmap, Swift River, and Frontline SMS. Each speaker provided an overview of their communities and demonstration of the tools. David Bitner, Sahana, said [...]
Join us for a CrisisCamp Marathon Volunteering Weekend for the Pakistan Floods. We will be working to assist our friends and partner organizations: OpenStreetMap, Sahana and Crowdmap(Ushahidi). Each individual city may also be working on tasks listed on the CrisisCommons wiki for pkfloods. We’ll be working in a number of countries and timezones with staggered [...]
Defense expert George Chamales is attending Crisis Camp Silicon Valley and needs your help with the pakreport.org flood mapping project. Check out dev.pakreport.org/wiki to get started!
SMS (Text messages) Reports + Your Brain + a search engine + google translate + basic map (long and lat coordinates) Mobile phones are used in Pakistan. There is a text message (SMS) short code created to help people in Pakistan send reports. The SMS reports link to a tool called Crowdflower. Volunteers review and [...]