CrisisMappers

THE HUMANITARIAN TECHNOLOGY NETWORK

Best Practices & Lessons Learned

Defeating Disaster: Fueled by Open Source Software & Crowdsourcing, The Crisis Mapping Community Is Rapidly Expanding. By Matt Alderton, Trajectory Magazine, 2014(3).

Connecting Grassroots to Gov, (John Crowley; Wilson Center)

World Disaster Report 2013

Guidance for Collaborating with Humanitarian_Organizations (Paper)

Guidance for Collaborating with VTC's (Paper)

Tweeting Up a Storm (Paper)

Introductory Resources:

PBS: Mobile technology helps disaster victims (9 mins)

Patrick@National Geographic (18 mins)

Jen Ziemke: Intro to Crisis Mapping (51 mins)

Jaroslav Valuch & Anahi Ayala Iacucci:  Feb 2012 (25 mins)

Patrick Meier: Changing the World (53 mins)

Sanjana Hattotuwa: ICCM 2011 Keynote Address (15 mins)

Heather Leson: Crowdsourcing for Change (12 mins)

Jen Ziemke: How the network emerged. (8 mins)

NiJeL: Participatory Maps (1 hour)

Where 2.0: CrisisMapping the Haiti EQ (14 mins) 

Penn State University: GeoSpatial Revolution (13 mins)

Sophia B. Liu: Crisis, Curation & Culture (6 mins)

Kurt Jean-Charles: ICCM 2010 Keynote Address,  (30 mins)

Patrick Meier: Intro to Crisis Mapping (38 mins)

Jennifer Leaning: Patterns in Crisis Mapping, Inaugural ICCM Keynote Address,  (39 mins)

H. Puig: About the SBTF (34 mins)

J. Ziemke: The Construction of a New Interdisciplinary Field? Paper,    Course SyllabusPowerpoint for students

ICCM 2011

Partners & Sponsors (since 2009)

 

Many thanks to the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), for supporting the network, conference series & website, the Department of Political Science @ John Carroll for co-organizing ICCM 2009 Cleveland & ICCM 2010 Boston & the SwissConfederationICT4Peace Foundation, & the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre for support for ICCM 2011 Geneva,  The World Bank-GFDRR Labs, The World Bank Institute, & George Washington University's School of Media & Public Affairs for hosting ICCM 2012 in Washington, DC,  & Spatial Collective, UN-HabitatUSAIDESRI for support for ICCM 2013 in Nairobi!

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6th Annual ICCM

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE of CRISIS MAPPERS

ICCM 2014: New York City

November 6 - 9, 2014

#iccmnyc

Follow us on the live stream: bit.ly/iccmnyclive

Affected Communities in Spotlight Overview | Agenda Registration (closes Nov. 1!) | Hotel & Travel

Thursday: Tech & Analysis Fair |Booth List

Friday:  Ignite Talk Lineup

Saturday: Event Schedule

Sunday:  Self-Organized Session Signup Self-Org Session Grid

MC: Nigel Snoad

ICCM 2014 Primary Conference Sponsor:

Special thanks to Google Crisis Response for their generous support!

ICCM 2014 is co-organized in collaboration with The New School,

the official host of the conference

 

and in co-partnership with

The Humanitarian Design Lab, Parsons The New School for Design

The ICT4Peace Foundation, ESRI & John Carroll University

&  the rest of our sponsors & affiliates:

The New York City Office of Emergency Management,

 Green Map & Public Lab

OEM logo ©2014. New York City Office of Emergency Management. All rights reserved.

The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) is the leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world's best technology companies, software developers and academics. As thus one of the few neutral spaces where such important conversations can take place, the annual ICCM conference brings together a wide range of diverse actors for important conversations that lead to concrete new projects and deliverables across a variety of diverse domains. As a community of practice, the ICCM thus helps facilitate new projects and catalyzes innovation in the area of humanitarian technology.

Why New York? After sold-out conferences in Cleveland (2009)Boston (2010)Geneva (2011)Washington (2012)& Nairobi (2013), the decision to bring ICCM to New York was based on a desire to learn from a local community that clearly has much to teach us all.  After witnessing the groundswell of general public support during Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy, it became clear that the community in New York is already actively engaged in leveraging crowdsourcing, humanitarian technology, participatory mapping, and microtasking for support during a crisis.

Thus, the theme for this year's event, Affected Communities in Spotlight, will focus on better engaging and understanding populations as the primary referent during a disaster. In keeping with our mission for this year, the organizers have incorporated the local response community and volunteer partners in New York into the conference agenda, and seek to build out more opportunities in this domain. As such, we have arranged pre-conference site visit opportunities to the New York Office of Emergency Management & an Adapting to Change Walking Tour with Green Map System, among others, and look forward to hearing about engagement from a local and global perspective.

We are proud to announce our co-keynotes for ICCM 2014!

Ms. Atefah Riazi

Chief Information Technology Officer &

Assistant Secretary General, United Nations

and

 Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood

Chief, World Humanitarian Summit, United Nations

and

David Miliband

President, International Rescue Committee

Registered Participants for ICCM 2014:

UN CITO * UN - OCHA * Amnesty International * World Vision * IRC * WITNESS * Physicians for Human Rights * Open Society Justice Initiative * Development Services International * AMIDEAST * Antwerp Fire Service * American Red Cross * NYC Department of Health * NGA * USAIDGeocenter * US Department of State - HIU * Pacific Disaster Center * USAID OTI * US Board on Geographic Names * MIT Lincoln Labs * University of Agder * Rochester Institute of Technology * Humboldt University Berlin * Tulane * Harvard Humanitarian Initiative * Illinois State University * ETH-Zurich * University of Kansas * Parsons The New School Of Design * Northwestern * University of Washington * Bologna University * Leiden University * Middlebury * ESRI * Google Crisis Response * Ushahidi * Standby Task Force * Americares * ICT4Peace Foundation * Statistics Without Borders * what3words Internet Response League * Faces of Another World *  Crowdcover * Cleveland Metroparks * Civiguard * PakReport * Factr * Qatar Computing Research Institute * Disaster Accountability Project *  Critical Ops * Crisis Cleanup * Crisis Commons * ActioNet * Toybox * Mapzen * Info4Disasters * Thoughtworks *

ICCM 2014 Content Curation & Conference Organization Team:

Mathan Ratinam, Nigel Snoad, Maryam Ghofraniha, Melissa Elliott, Sanjana Hattotuwa, Heather Leson, Daniel Stauffacher, Tom Weinandy, Bill Myers (video), & Jen Ziemke together with many other colleagues. Thank you all for your valuable input!

Conference & Network Co-Founders: Patrick Meier & Jen Ziemke

The Crisis Mappers Network

The International Network of Crisis Mappers (Crisis Mappers Net) is the largest and most active international community of experts, practitioners, policymakers, technologists, researchers, journalists, scholars, hackers and skilled volunteers engaged at the intersection of humanitarian crises, new technology, crowd-sourcing, and crisis mapping. The Crisis Mappers Network was launched at the first International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM) in 2009. As the world's premier humanitarian technology forum, we engage 7,000+ members in over 160 countries, who are affiliated with over 3,000 different institutions, including  more than 400 universities, 50 United Nations agencies & projects, first responders operating in both the civilian and military space, dozens of leading technology companies, several volunteer & technical community networks and global, national, and local humanitarian and disaster response and recovery organizations.

Co-Founders & Curators: Dr. Patrick Meier & Dr. Jen Ziemke

Crisis Mappers leverage mobile & web-based applications, participatory maps & crowdsourced event data, aerial & satellite imagery, geospatial platforms, advanced visualization, live simulation, and computational & statistical models to power effective early warning for rapid response to complex humanitarian emergencies. As information scientists we also attempt to extract meaning from mass volumes of real-time data exhaust.

Crisis Mappers Net is not an organization or institution, and deliberately so. All of us connected here have very different goals, aims, strengths, interests, and backgrounds. As a network, we offer a neutral space for conversation and information sharing.  As volunteer administrators, Jen & Patrick work to support the annual conference, host webinars on topics of interest, & manage the website & google group to facilitate collaboration. Thus, it is the important work of the members themselves that makes this group what it is.

Crisis Mappers Net hosts an annual conference event, the ICCM. This event showcases best practices and most recent contributions, innovations, and deployments from the global community.While we connect and collaborate on projects virtually throughout the year, we feel it has never been more important to reconnect face-to-face in order to help build relationships, discuss common challenges, share lessons learned from past deployments and anticipate next steps together. We hope you can make it to New York this fall for ICCM 2014.

We invite you to join our Google Group to participate in the latest discussions, ask questions, share & brainstorm, add yourself to the member map, learn what Crisis Mapping is all about, and view our list of member affiliations to learn about who we are. Pursuing other avenues for involvement? Visit our friends at the Standby Task Force & the Digital Humanitarian Network.

For immediate feedback from our community, please post to:  crisismappers@googlegroups.com.

If you have any problems subscribing to this google group, please contact Erik Hersman, the administrator of this account. [ehersman.at.gmail.dot.com]

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About

The International Network of Crisis Mappers™ was established in 2009 by Patrick Meier and Jen Ziemke. We host an annual conference series, the International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM)™, encourage collaboration via crisismappers@googlegroups.com, & offer resources, videos, working groups & webinars to facilitate the development of this new field.

 
 
 

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ICCM #11

Education & Resources

Syllabi & Materials:

Crisis Mapping, Politics & New Media (Current)

Crisis Mapping, Politics & New Media (Jan '11)

Instructional Materials

Powerpoint for students (Current)

Share or view pedagogical resources from the Teaching & Learning Working Group at:   coursekit.com, code: KXCLZ8

Response in Haiti:

Executive Summary of Crisis Mappers' response

(Haiti, Mar '10)

 

External Links of Interest:

Open Crisis: a repository for crisis data scientists to find humanitarian and development data, news and ideas.

ICT in Conflict & Disaster Response: A Crowdmap

Wilson Center: Science & Technology Innovation Program, the Commons Lab

Groups

Webinars

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