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Thursday, April 7 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Humanitarian GIS and Crowdsourcing Technology - A Case Study

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Geospatial technologies, data management platforms, and social media are increasingly being used in combination with each other in disaster response efforts around the world. Volunteers, people on the ground, humanitarian organizations, and savvy tech folks can provide needed time, manpower, local knowledge, and skills to efficiently create, aggregate, and distribute relevant data to aid agencies to organize relief efforts where they are most critical. This highly organized and collaborative process is well illustrated by the coordinated response to the Nepal earthquake, which occurred in April, 2015. This presentation will talk about the innovative uses of crowdsourcing, social media, GIS, and volunteer efforts in humanitarian responses through the lens of the Nepal earthquake disaster response as well as provide information and resources regarding how people can contribute their skills when crises around the world arise. Through highlighting these processes and resources, it is hoped that energy, participation, and interest will be generated in applying lessons from global examples to local disaster response preparedness.


Maya Daurio

Maya Daurio is a GIS Analyst with the Montana State Library and works with both cadastral and hydrography data as part of her job. She has done a little volunteering in humanitarian GIS and is interested in how crowdsourcing tehcnologies can benefit humanitarian efforts.

Thursday April 7, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Montana/Alberta Room Heritage Inn

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