Disaster Relief


So what exactly is DisasterMap.net?

Here at DisasterMap.net, our objective is “to provide our users with near complete situational awareness in real time as disaster events unfold.”  I’ve been told by more than one MBA that this objective is complicated and hard to understand.  Another way to put it is that DisasterMap.net is a web based information system that allows you to track…


Micro-mapping Philippine’s Typhoon Yolonda / Haiyan disaster ~IRIN

Micro-mapping is under the spotlight three days after Typhoon Haiyan barreled into the central Philippines, affecting close to 10 million people, with thousands more feared dead. “The speed in which information can be filtered, categorized, and geo-located [has] increased dramatically through the use of digital humanitarian organizations and technology,” Cat Graham, a coordinator with the…


Justice Department Officials Raise Awareness of Disaster Fraud Hotline

The Department of Justice, the FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Suspected fraudulent activity pertaining to relief efforts associated with the recent series of tornadoes in the Midwest and South should be reported to the…