Disaster Apps


Hashtag Standards for Emergencies ~OCHA Policy and Studies Series

This paper was written by Roxanne Moore and Abdrej Verity, and was made possible with the advice and support of Patrick Meier and Sarah Vieweg, from Qatar Computing Reserch Institue (QCRI). As part of the ongoing close collaboration between OCHA and QCRI, regular conversations on how to improve crisis computing have taken place over the…


Review of NOLA.com Hurricane Hotel Tracker @neworleanstech

By the time I finally reached friends in Memphis, 2 weeks after Hurricane Katrina, as Rita bore down on Louisiana, over 3 million people had landed in or passed through the city. 4 states worth of evacuees had flat worn out basic services and hotel rooms were fast and furious or non-existent.  This is why…


The Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge Is On

We use Esri at DisasterMap.net. Esri and the United Nations are working hard to help communities build resilience to impending twenty-first century disasters. One way Esri – the world leader in GIS – is helping is through its Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge. The app challenge is born from the United Nations Office of Disaster…