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Building home and friendship in Africa

Safina Center Kalpana Launchpad Fellow Kate Thompson sends her dispatches from the field in Tanzania back home to New York.

Digital Disaster Response to Typhoon Pablo

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) on December 5th at 3pm Geneva time (9am New York). The activation request? To collect all relevant tweets about Typhoon Pablo posted on December 4th and 5th; identify pictures and videos of damage/flooding shared in those tweets; geo-locate, time-stamp and categorize this content.

Back to the Future: On National Geographic and Crisis Mapping

National Geographic pioneered the use of crisis maps in the 1800’s and 1900’s. Today, live crisis maps are in more demand than ever. Indeed, to map the world is to change it. And to map the world live, is to change it before it’s too late.