Harnessing the potential of crowd sourcing for geospatial inventorying in disaster response using Open Source Geospatial Tools. What is it?.
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Open Street Map
Maps are OLD
We have No funds
Survey becomes really a very Time Consuming Process & resulting in a Low Output
Survey = Time = Loss of Capital / Life
User uploads data = Data for planning team
Data(VGI) = Saves Time for Survey
Data(VGI) = Saves life
1. Non Trained Volunteers.
2. Data Authentications
3. Standards / Quality of Acquired Data
A homeowner who evacuated based on information from an online map created by a volunteer might be responding to a false positive, and by waiting for officials, verified information might have avoided the need to evacuate altogether. But on the other hand the delay in acquiring information from official sources might have made the difference literally between life and death.
Nokia Maps Creator
Waze- Traffic & Roads