What is Crisis Mapping? An Update on the Field and Looking Ahead (via iRevolution)

Review of the history of crisis-mapping, an area in which online volunteers are leading the way. Good resource for those new to the subject.

What is Crisis Mapping? An Update on the Field and Looking Ahead I last updated my piece on A Brief History of Crisis Mapping some two years ago, well before the first International Conference on Crisis Mapping was held (ICCM 2009). So a brief update on the past 24 months may be in order, especially for a field that continues to grow so rapidly. When I Googled the term "crisis mapping" in September 2009, I got 8,680 hits. Today, one gets 81,800. A factor of 10 difference. If you're curious about the origins of … Read More

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