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Cities Adopt Cloud-Based Approaches to Disaster Recovery ~Justine Brown @govtechnews

Before the Federal Flood of New Orleans 8-29-05 I did no Internet. Within 2 yrs afterwards I had a blog with about 700 hits/day, up to 1200 during storm and flooding events. In short, my thinking after such total devastation was to keep all vital information in the sky, way off the ground, quite literally…


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…


Automatically Extracting Disaster-Relevant Information from Social Media ~iRevolution

My team and I at QCRI¬†have just had this paper (PDF) accepted at the World Wide Web (WWW 2013) conference in Rio next month. The paper relates directly to our Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response (AIDR) project. One of our main missions at QCRI is to develop open source and freely available next generation humanitarian…