Humanitarian UAV Network


Live: Crowdsourced Crisis Map of UAV/Aerial Videos for Disaster Response ~Patrick Meier, iRevolution

The first version of the Humanitarian UAV Network’s Crisis Map of UAV/aerial videos is now live on the Network’s website. The crowdsourced map features dozens of aerial videos of recent disasters. Like social media, this new medium—user-generated (aerial) content—can be used by humanitarian organizations to complement their damage assessments and thus improve situational awareness. Read more.


Evaluating UAVs for Humanitarian Response ~Patrick Meir, iRevolution

As our FCC moves painfully slow to address this vital disaster response technology, the rest of the world is moving increasingly quick to embrace and develop these vehicles. ~Bruce Biles The Humanitarian UAV Network is carrying out an evaluation of UAVs and related technologies for use in humanitarian settings. The related technologies being evaluated include cameras, payload…


Welcome to the Humanitarian UAV Network ~ Patrick Meier, iRevolution

We discovered Patrick Meier and iRevolution about the time we started DisasterMap.net a few years ago. His incredible work in studying and developing social media, particularly Twitter, as a manifestation of disaster response, recovery and resilience have been second to none. He is the leader in this field. We became dedicated followers of his blog,…