I’ve given many presentations on crisis mapping over the past two years but these were never filmed. So I decided to create this video presentation with narration in order to share my findings more widely and hopefully get a lot of feedback in the process. The presentation is not meant to be exhaustive although the video does run to about 30 minutes.
The topics covered in this presentation include:
- Crisis Map Sourcing – information collection;
- Mobile Crisis Mapping – mobile technology;
- Crisis Mapping Visualization – data visualization;
- Crisis Mapping Analysis – spatial analysis.
The presentation references several blog posts of mine in addition to several operational projects to illustrate the main concepts behind crisis mapping. The individual blog posts featured in the presentation are listed below:
- A Brief History of Crisis Mapping
- From Social Mapping to Crisis Mapping
- Threat and Risk Mapping in the Sudan
- Folksomaps: Gold Standard for Community Mapping
- From Wikipedia to Ushahidi
- Evaluating Accuracy of Data Collection on Mobile Phones
- Developing Swift River to Validate Crowdsourcing
- Crimson Hexagon: Early Warning 2.0
- BioCaster: Automated Crowdsourcing
- InSTEDD’s Mesh4X Explained
- Tracking Genocide by Remote Sensing
- GIS Technology for Genocide Prevention
- Geospatial Technologies for Human Rights
- Using Satellite for Human Rights Monitoring
- UN World Food Program UAV
- Crisis Mapping and Data Visualization
- Africa’s Crossborder Conflicts on Google Earth
- Crisis Mapping Kenya’s Post Election Violence
- Neogeography and Crisis Mapping Analytics
- Crime Mapping Analytics
- Ushahidi: From Crowdsourcing to Crowdfeeding
- Tactical Tech: Maps for Advocacy
This research is the product of a 2-year grant provided by Humanity United (HU) to the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning, where I am a doctoral fellow.
I look forward to any questions/suggestions you may have on the video primer!