Friday, February 25, 2011

Volunteer Crisis Mapping: aiding officials to inform the public

from Heather Leson's blog

Amplify’d from

The Sydney Morning Herald also noted that: “Another site,, is taking pressure off emergency services by plotting official and user-generated information and reports on a Google Map.”

CrisisCamp NZ teams are working around the clock to keep up the response. Their tireless efforts have amassed 779 reports, 781 different locations, and 69, 143 unique visitors to the site. Partnerships exist with NZ media, universities, Google Person Finder and the Student Volunteer Army.  Tim is coordinating mapping/techncial situation rooms on IRC, Skype and, in person, including Optimal Usability.

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