The aim of this paper is to critically explore whether crowdsourced Big Data enables an inclusive humanitarian response at times of crisis. We argue that all data, including Big Data, are socially constructed artefacts that reflect the contexts and processes …

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Information on affected population were kept in logbooks at the local level. I started working on¬†first response to national disasters in 2009, when the Typhoon Ondoy struck the Philippines. Then, organizations and government officials had to¬†collect data by making phone …

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With the 2015 Open Data Awards just around the corner, we catch up with Harry Wood, volunteer for Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, a finalist for the Open Data Social Impact Award. The Open Data Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in open data …

Aid industry must be open by default to improve, says life-saving mapping team Read more »