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Latest Ebola Crisis News Breaking on SERMO, the Number One Physician Social Network
document Distributed Knowledge

"On SERMO, information is being shared by physicians across the globe at an unprecedented rate, from the front lines of clinics in Liberia to experts in the US," said Peter Kirk, CEO of...

Rebecca GutierrezAug 09, 2014 04:19 am GMT799 views
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Latest Ebola Crisis News Breaking on SERMO, the Number One Physician Social Network
Cuts: What Does a Voluntary Sector Financial Crisis Look Like?
document Distributed Knowledge

Users of the Voluntary Sector Cuts website have posted 363 cuts with a value of £57,897,997. This is a tiny fraction of the cuts facing the voluntary sector.

Pablo BracciniMar 08, 2011 01:10 am GMT907 views
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Cuts: What Does a Voluntary Sector Financial Crisis Look Like?
Crowdsourcing Information Management During a Crisis Event
document Distributed Knowledge

The most important arguments made by the author seem to be: 1. You cannot be sure that the crowd is there when you need it. Depending on other events happening, or the geographic area...

Samuel BennettOct 14, 2011 01:56 pm GMT1291 views
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Crowdsourcing Information Management During a Crisis Event
Crisis Camp Italy: Using Web 2.0 to Manage Emergencies
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Following the success of collaborative platforms like Ushahidi [8] and of various other Web 2.0 applications, harnessing social media and directly involving citizens have become essential means of...

Jason RobbinsNov 20, 2011 12:07 pm GMT920 views
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Crisis Camp Italy: Using Web 2.0 to Manage Emergencies
Selling SMEM, crowdsourcing and crisis mapping to government
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Some of the points that were made during the meeting: *DFAIT is looking for evidence-based and validated info for their response to emergencies and disasters abroad, crowdsourcing that...

Fiona MaresDec 03, 2011 02:52 am GMT1706 views
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Selling SMEM, crowdsourcing and crisis mapping to government
MSLGROUP Launches Global Crisis Network: Team Linked by Real-Time Crowdsourcing Platform
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Pascal Beucler, MSLGROUP’s Chief Strategy Officer commented, “Today, business leaders must master the three key interplays shaping crisis in the “new normal”: the interplay between mainstream...

Rebecca GutierrezDec 04, 2011 11:49 am GMT795 views
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MSLGROUP Launches Global Crisis Network: Team Linked by Real-Time Crowdsourcing Platform
GIS, Crowdsourcing, Social media and Crisis Mapping, Day One.
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Some of the highlighted talks during the International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) 2011: Adam Finck of the NGO 'Invisible Children' and their implementation of the Lord's...

Rebecca GutierrezDec 17, 2011 08:55 pm GMT2940 views
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GIS, Crowdsourcing, Social media and Crisis Mapping, Day One.
Crisis Mapping Syria: Automated Data Mining and Crowdsourced Human Intelligence
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On the data-mining side, Syria Tracker has repurposed the HealthMap platform, which mines thousands of online sources for the purposes of disease detection and then maps the results, “giving...

Adam FrazerMar 27, 2012 04:57 am GMT2773 views
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Crisis Mapping Syria: Automated Data Mining and Crowdsourced Human Intelligence
Crowdsourcing and Crisis Mapping
blog Tools

Crowdsourcing has been a popular crisis mapping tool. Used to map a wide range of issues, crowdsourcing makes it easier for a large group of people from all over a region, city, country, etc., to...

Pablo BracciniMar 30, 2012 12:40 pm GMT5736 views
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Crowdsourcing and Crisis Mapping
How Crisis Mapping Saved Lives in Haiti
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The Ushahidi Haiti Crisis Map became a live map with some 2,000 individual reports added during the entire project. But mapping this content became more and more challenging because Port-au-Prince...

Jayne AnnJul 03, 2012 09:23 am GMT1222 views
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How Crisis Mapping Saved Lives in Haiti
Crowdsourcing a Crisis Map of the Beijing Floods: Volunteers vs Government
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One advantage of working with Google is that the crisis map can also be viewed via Google Earth, an excellent example of crowdsourced crisis mapping. Chinese volunteers must crowdsource solutions,...

Adam FrazerAug 01, 2012 03:18 pm GMT1348 views
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Crowdsourcing a Crisis Map of the Beijing Floods: Volunteers vs Government
President Bill Clinton and Hult Prize Look to Millennials to Solve the Global Food Crisis at the Clinton Global Initiative
document Open Innovation

The Hult Prize, formerly known as the Hult Global Case Challenge, announced today that it has launched a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship. It was also announced, that US$ 1...

Tim SatterthwaiteSep 25, 2012 10:43 pm GMT1498 views
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President Bill Clinton and Hult Prize Look to Millennials to Solve the Global Food Crisis at the Clinton Global Initiative
Crisis Tracker: An Open Source Map that Curates Crowdsourced Information
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An open source map created by a Swedish doctoral candidate at a Portugese university offers a partial solution. Crisis Tracker mines information from Twitter, which is then curated manually by...

Pablo BracciniNov 03, 2012 03:44 am GMT2002 views
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Crisis Tracker: An Open Source Map that Curates Crowdsourced Information
Google Helps Philippine Flood Victims Through a Crisis Response Map
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Now Google has launched its crisis response map especially tailored for this week’s tropical storm Maring that’s already affected the Metro Manila area and more than 10 provinces in the country....

Samuel BennettAug 21, 2013 07:55 am GMT795 views
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Google Helps Philippine Flood Victims Through a Crisis Response Map
Social Enterprises Aim to Conquer the Food Crisis
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The Hult Prize invites students from around the globe to solve the world's most pressing issues. Through crowdsourcing, training, mentorship and funding, the competition seeks to launch next...

Claire MackaySep 06, 2013 02:07 am GMT823 views
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Social Enterprises Aim to Conquer the Food Crisis
Cuts at W.H.O. Hurt Response to Ebola Crisis
article Distributed Knowledge

The W.H.O. took the lead, at the request of its member nations. A crew of passionate outbreak veterans assembled a unique department, using an early form of electronic crowdsourcing to detect...

Samuel BennettSep 04, 2014 07:06 am GMT237 views
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Cuts at W.H.O. Hurt Response to Ebola Crisis
Ebola crisis: online courses help spread awareness and fill the knowledge gap
article Distributed Knowledge

As of December 2013, it had 2.5 million learners with 200,000 new users signing up every month. About 250,000 users are in west Africa; so far, roughly 10,000 people have completed the Ebola...

Harshida PatelOct 12, 2014 08:35 am GMT466 views
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Ebola crisis: online courses help spread awareness and fill the knowledge gap
1Dollar1Home Launches Crowdfunding platform to Support Individuals and Families in Crisis
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

1Dollar1Home gives Story creators tools to raise funds for friends and families in Crisis; donors can give as little as a Dollar. By combining generosity and collaboration, 1Dollar1Home seek to...

1Dollar1HomeOct 20, 2014 03:05 pm GMT4814 views
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1Dollar1Home Launches Crowdfunding platform to Support Individuals and Families in Crisis
Analyzing Crisis Mapping Data
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

With crisis mapping, a lot of information can be derived from. But at times, humanitarian workers tend to ignore these data due to lesser decision-making time and high work loads. Yet, every...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 07, 2011 04:39 pm GMT1456 views
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Analyzing Crisis Mapping Data
New Publications on Haiti
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MIT’s Journal, Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization special edition includes lead articles by President Bill Clinton and Digicel’s CEO Denis O’Brien, a piece entitled Crowdsourcing...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 08, 2011 03:27 pm GMT2033 views
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New Publications on Haiti
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