Content tagged with Crisis Mapping

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Join the Digital Fight Against Disease With HealthMap

Devastating natural disasters are often followed by equally destructive outbreaks of illness and disease. HealthMap, a website and interactive app, draws information from online sources to create a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of emerging public health threats, helping to limit and control them before they are able to spread. Read on

Missing Maps: Putting the World’s Vulnerable People on the Map

In developed countries, we often take for granted that Google Maps has plotted out every street and every corner of our surroundings, thanks to satellite photography and GPS. Surprisingly, many of the world’s largest cities in developing countries remain uncharted. The Missing Maps project is filling these gaps in the unmapped corners of this world. Read on

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Crisis Mapping Meet Up in New York

The International Conference of Crisis Mappers gets underway tomorrow in New York City, offering those active in the field the opportunity to explore some of the local crisis mapping initiatives including some of the responses built following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Read on