Mayo Fuster Morell (@lilaroja) is creating a list of Sandy projects powered by crowdsourcing and utilizing data. She is analyzing the usage of those platforms and projects.
More about the project: http://bit.ly/sandycrowdsourced
Notes taken at the presentation:
Database of projects to determine when a crowdsourced project is being used and when it is working. Also track scope of project. Think local projects are used more.Big gap between projects that are used regularly. The projects that are used are connected to communities such as local newspapers. Tools within existing networks result in participation.In the beginning one person contributes a lot, and then lots of people join in.Google crisis map is not crowdsourced. Google has the data and gives it to you, but the crowd can’t contribute. The data is closed.How did Google get FEMA data?Types of projects:
- One map, lots of people contribute.
- Instagram for example, a common tool used to build a common resource.
- Matching needs.
Still need to classify more projects, then produce a report.How can we learn from Sandy and apply to economic crises like in Spain?