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A UN initiative to boost emergency response by crowdsourced mapping and space technology
How to ensure that space-based information for crowdsource mapping benefits the emergency response community and disaster risk reduction?
This is the key question that specialists around the world will attempt to answer during the Expert Meeting being held in Geneva, this November, which is being held to coincide with the International Conference on Crisis Mapping.
The Expert Meeting is a fundamental part of the programme that is being organized by the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (SPÍDER). The SPIDER program was established by the United Nations General Assembly with the mandate of ensuring that all countries, international and regional organizations, have access to space-based information, and to ensure they develop the capacity to use all types of space-based information to support the full, disaster management cycle. This includes the need to ensure that space-based information supports the crowdsource mapping efforts for the benefit of the disaster community.
The meeting will focus on exploring the different ways that the space technology community can collect, organize and provide greater access to its information and how it can better coordinate the communities through which it crowdsources information.
A panel of experts recently gathered in uptown Manhattan at the first-ever Re:Working Conference to discuss the intricacies of building and managing successful communities, which inevitably generate value for all parties involved.
Crowdsourcing.org first had the opportunity to speak with CloudFactory co-founder Tom Puskarich a few months ago at the cloud labor platform's launch where Puskarich was in attendance with fellow co-founder Mark Sears. Now that CloudFactory's digital assembly line model has been up and running for a few months — and with a new website — we followed up with Puskarich to see how it's going and how a factory in the cloud can help any business, even a pool cleaner in California.
Beyoncé is helping to launch the World Humanitarian Day website, which aims to reach 1 billion people in a single day — a pretty lofty goal. The website encourages people to share their acts of...
With the advent of ever newer crowdsourcing services and mechanisms to develop altered standards of industrial and organizational structures, tasks are increasingly outsourced to the crowd, creating a completely new demand for interface functions between Crowd and Company.
Depending on the type of project, interface functions between the two should be a priority for both agencies and service providers, as well as enterprises (in the latter case, responsibility should initially fall on the Human Resources department).
In general, the service providers and crowdsourcing platforms themselves — of whatever kind, whether micro-tasks, creative or innovation — provide some degree support and advice, but often it’s not sufficient. A ‘Crowd Manager’ could help guide the crowd’s activity in the right direction.
Occupy Wall Street is the beginning of a whole new kind of democracy: a bottom-up people's democracy led by the 99%.Their first project is The Occupy Wall Street Journal,a four-page...
A truly transformational opportunity involves using social media to reconstitute the way we build and distribute products.One car maker,called Local Motors, has done just that. Using...
The crowdsourced film will be screened for free at the U.N. General Assembly in New York at 4 p.m. Sunday. This international premier is supported by the U.N., Oxfam and Human Rights Watch,...
eHD also featured some unexpected surprises. It wasn’t hosted at the usual spot for NY hackathons: General Assembly Flatiron coworking space. Instead, Dwolla and Etsy opted for midtown-based...
Sherwood Neiss, co-founder of Starup Exemption and one of the leading figures behind the JOBS Act, will be discussing the “Essentials of Crowdfunding” in a livestream, tomorrow, Friday August 10, between 12:30 and 1:30 EST.
The General Assembly and Social Innovators Collective will launch their workshop series, Building High Impact Nonprofits and Social Enterprises: Five Steps to Financial Sustainability, on Tuesday,...
Iceland has involved its citizens in many forms of crowdsourced government, said Icelandic journalist Paul Fontaine. "Apart from the National Assembly, which is definitely an example of...
Thomas Vass of The Private Capital Market writes in to discuss the nexus of financial and political interests between crowdfunders and regional economic development professionals, using the concept of innovation economics. In this second half of the article, Vass expands on the concept of innovation economics, and puts it in context of intrastate crowdfunding regulations.
Thomas Vass writes in to review the Georgia intrastate crowdfunding laws, and other Georgia intiatives to promote private capital investments in companies. In the first part of the article, Vass reviews the legislation and discusses what the laws got right.
Thomas Vass writes in to review the Georgia intrastate crowdfunding laws, and other Georgia intiatives to promote private capital investments in companies. In the second half of the article, Vass discusses the laws' shortcomings and how they may be improved.
In this end of the week edition: Kickstarter campaign getting sued in Washington St.; non-crowdfunding portions of the JOBS Act working well; Denver creates a committee to oversee sharing economy; crowdsourced bill passes Assembly in California; and more.
In this mid-week Crowd Coffee: California assembly passes crowdfunding exemption; crowdfunding's bad side; another campaign to buy out Sterling's Clippers; crowdsourcing hurricanes for FEMA; NYC taxi regulator joins Uber; and more.
In this Crowd Coffee: three teens make an app to offer feedback on police units; Reddit asks journalists to seek permission when writing about original content; equity crowdfunding law not dead yet in North Carolina; and more.
In this end-of-week edition: #ReleaseTheRules movement encouraging SEC to enact Title III of the JOBS Act; how to ensure your crowdfunding campaign meets its goal; peer-to-peer censorship prevention; crowdsourcing defense against roya fungus; and more.