New Publications on Haiti, Crowdsourcing and Crisis Mapping

Two new publications that may be of interest to iRevolution readers:

MIT’s Journal, Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization just released a special edition focused on Haiti which includes lead articles by President Bill Clinton and Digicel’s CEO Denis O’Brien. My colleague Ida Norheim-Hagtun and I were invited to contribute the following piece: Crowdsourcing for Crisis Mapping in Haiti. The edition also includes articles by Mark Summer from Inveneo and my colleague Josh Nesbit from Medic:Mobile.

The SAIS Review of International Affairs recently published a special edition on the cyber challenge threats and opportunities in a networked world, which includes an opening article on Internet Freedom by Alec Ross. My colleague Robert Munro and I were invited to submit write the following piece: The Unprecedented Role of SMS in Disaster Response, which focuses specifically on Haiti. Colleagues from Havard University’s Berkman Center also had a piece on Political Change in the Digital Age, which I reviewed here.

Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like copies of the articles on Haiti. In the meantime, here is a must-read for everyone working in Haiti: “Foreign Friends, Leave January 12th to Haitians.”

9 responses to “New Publications on Haiti, Crowdsourcing and Crisis Mapping

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  2. Is there a freely available version online anywhere?

  3. Hi Patrick,
    I would appreciate a copy of your article Crowdsourcing for Crisis Mapping in Haiti. I am co-founder of betterpace.org, a Berlin based marketplace for social initiatives and recently founded the betterplace lab, a think and do tank devoted to the role of digital media for the social sector. Your work is relevant, not only because we are piloting a number of beneficiary feedback projects via SMS (for ex.: http://www.betterplace-lab.org/research/stakeholder-feedback ), but also compiling a trend report digital/social for the German social sector in which we will discuss crowdsourcing of data in the aid industry. Thanks! Joana

  4. Hi Patrick! I’d also like to have copy of “Crowdsourcing for Crisis Mapping in Haiti”. Can you please send me a PDF? Thanks! My best /Isaac

  5. Hi Patrick!
    It would be super intresting to have the pdf you have mentioned, could you send it to me too?!?!
    Many Thanks!
    =)
    Stefania.

  6. a think and do tank devoted to the role of digital media for the social sector

  7. In addition 911 dispatchers fielded tens of thousands of calls with a backlog of more than one thousand at one point and “at least 200 ambulances got stuck on unplowed streets or were blocked by abandoned cars.

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