Drones for Good: Technology, Social Movements and The State ~ @PatrickMeier @uaeD4G

Posted on February 5, 2015 By

I started following Patrick Meier through Twitter and thus his approaches to Social Networking to mitigate disasters. For me it was a no-brainer that he would jump on drone UAV technology as a social networking tool. I saw the potential immediately, but these questions of privacy were driven home this past Christmas when my nephew…


Chicago Planners Map “Crumbling Infrastructure” in Exquisite Detail ~Rachel Dovey @NextCityOrg

Posted on January 30, 2015 By

DisasterMap.net is preparing to unveil our own new interactive national webmap for Unacceptable Levees, based on the latest data from the National Levee Data Base. So stay tuned! ~Bruce Biles A new website from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) accomplishes this feat beautifully, turning piles of regional statistics into clean-but-sharp interactive maps. Designed…


Historic Blizzard Rips across New England; New York City Largely Spared @wunderground

Posted on January 27, 2015 By

~Dr. Jeff Masters and Bob Henson~ The Massachusetts coastline experienced high waves, moderate coastal flooding, and a few areas of major coastal flooding this morning. According to the Boston Globe, Scituate, located southeast of Boston, reported “rapidly deteriorating conditions’’ after the predawn high tide, with residents along Central Avenue and Surfside Road calling for help…