Friday, March 08, 2013
How Effective was Crisis Mapping During the 2011 Japan Earthquake? | TechPresident
How Effective was Crisis Mapping During the 2011 Japan Earthquake? | TechPresident: Compared to similar efforts put to use in the 2010 Haiti earthquake, not as consistently. The volunteers behind 4636 – the Ushahidi crisis map that enabled Haitian earthquake victims to broadcast disaster conditions via text – formed a significant portion of the humanitarian response to the quake. Yet crisis mapping in the immediate aftermath of the Japan earthquake, including an Ushahidi map of Twitter reports, Sinsai.info, was not as critical to response.