crowd sourcing

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ICPEM annual conference 2014

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

Routes to business and community resilience: Enhancing the national security agenda

Conference Chair: Richard Gordon (MBE, MA - Director of the Disaster Management Centre, Bournemouth University)

1st session – An international perspective








Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, UCL (University College London)

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Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (ICPEM)

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Crowdsourcing: Mapping water depth from vessels

Satellite image of UK and Ireland

Teamsurv, an innovative project funded from the UK European Satellite Navigation Competition as well as from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme, wants to introduce crowd source mapping to every vessel in and around the UK. The project aims to help create better charts of coastal waters, by logging depth and position data whilst they are at sea, and uploading the data to the web for processing and display.

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Wed, 19/02/2014 - 14:37

The OGC agrees on a standard for mobile exchange of geospatial data

Agreement reached for better geospatial transfer and share for mobile applicatio

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has adopted the OGC Geo Package 1.0 (GPKG) Encoding Standard. This package will make the exchange of geospatial and location information across devices, applications and web services a lot easier.

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Mon, 17/02/2014 - 10:45


Visualising disaster with Team Thailand

Poramate Minsiri, an internet pioneer in applying technology to disaster relief, is setting up interactive maps for monitoring natural disasters.

Calling the effort Team Thailand, the founder of the Kapook portal and also hopes the maps will eventually help keep tabs on crime in the country.

In collaboration with Google Crisis Response, the maps provide updated satellite imagery of flood-affected areas, showing infrastructure damage and helping users navigate disaster zones.


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Thu, 01/12/2011 - 14:56

June 2011

Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response, 5-6 July 2011

This is a final call for all those interested in applying to be invited to this first expert meeting. Deadline for application is 31st May 2011.


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Thu, 19/05/2011 - 11:27

Finding Space for Crowd-Sourcing in Humanitarian Response

"Crowd-sourcing" is a new buzzword in the world of humanitarian information. The combined power of mobile phones, mapping technology and social networking can enable citizens in crisis to seek help, facilitate aid deliveries, bear witness to abuses and hold governments and aid agencies more accountable, advocates say.

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Tue, 06/07/2010 - 14:11
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