Open Street Map (OSM)

See the following -

9 Models To Scale Open Data – Past, Present And Future

Francis Irving | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | July 18, 2013

The possibilities of open data have been enthralling us for 10 years. But that excitement isn’t what matters in the end. What matters is scale – which organisational structures will make this movement explode? Read More »

Crowd-Sourced Maps May Help When Disasters Hit

Joel Winston | SciDev.Net | December 8, 2013

A free online map of the world that is created by its users is helping developing nations become more resilient to disasters, the Open Source Convention in Portland, United States, heard last month (22-26 July). Read More »

The Race To Contain West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

Liat Clark | Wired | April 11, 2014

Digital volunteers are racing to map regions in West Africa where the Ebola virus, which has a 90 percent fatality rate, continues to spread Read More »

Disaster Crowdsourcing Exchange - FEMA's Disaster Hackathon

Event Details
October 21, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C Street Southwest Conference Center
Washington, DC 20024
United States

Disasters like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the California Wildfires have unprecedented impacts on our Nation, but digital volunteers can be a powerful force in helping with the disaster response and recovery efforts! Come participate in FEMA's Disaster Crowdsourcing Exchange on Saturday, October 21. Learn about FEMA's current crowdsourcing coordination efforts, participate in building new projects, experiment with new tools, and shape the future of crowdsourcing in emergency management.

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