app developed at ITP helps map disaster in Philippines

An app developed at ITP during Science Hack Day NYC in June was deployed over the last five days by an NGO, StandBy Task Force, as part of the response to Typhoon Haiyan.
The app, called MicroMappers, was used to crowdsource the analysis of over 30,000 tweets and images related to the typhoon that had been automatically pre-filtered for relevance to disaster response operations.
ITP Alum Luis Daniel Palacios along with other teammates, Patrick Meier, Ariba Jahan and Christine Jackson, all worked on this app.
This volunteer effort has been reported by NBC, and the NGO Standby Task Force which deployed the app has produced a crisis map based on the resulting for use by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The app runs on the open source platform Crowdcrafting.org.
Science Hack Day NYC was an event co-organized by ITP and CUSP, as part of the World Science Festival.
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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