This Week in Civic Media 01.15.2010: Haiti response; Google leaves China | MIT Center for Civic Media
This week has clearly been dominated by news, reaction, and action in Haiti. Everything below, until the very bottom, are Haiti-related updates, and I hope you'll find a way to contribute. Chris Csikszentmihaiyi has collected these resources:
Some of the mapping responses:
GeoEye released satellite coverage from yesterday
- In GE http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti-imagery-layer-now-avail...
- GeoTiff through AAAS
- Web: http://www.aaas.org/international/geotech/haiti/W_Pt-au-Prince_HTI_GE1_1...
OSM rapid response, working on mapping temporary camps, WMS available
Rapid response efforts:
- Reuters deploying Emergency Information Service, install of InStedd GeoChat/Riff
- SMS reporting, alerting
- text mining, filtering, aggregation
Also the US state dept is experimenting with the short code 200 for Ushahidi and other endeavors
- UN Foundation report on new technologies in emergencies and conflicts: http://mobileactive.org/files/file_uploads/Tech_EmergencyTechReport_full...
- MobileActive's excellent summary: http://mobileactive.org/earthquake-haiti-how-you-can-help-and-learn-more
Thanks to Josh Levinger who sent many of these sources.
- Haiti update and resources from Ushahidi http://bit.ly/6Rm1Ra and @pbsmediashift http://bit.ly/5DWSlA
- The World Responds To Haiti's Earthquake Online http://bit.ly/6Z6ZHY
- MobileActive.org's response to the #haiti quake http://bit.ly/762c64
- Ushahidi's response to the #haiti quake http://bit.ly/5cd8Ty
- Neighbors for Neighbor's Boston meeting on Haiti quake http://bit.ly/8AudZD
- @Chrysaora: Want to read tweets just from Port-au-Prince? Check out Twicl: http://bit.ly/4oFQzt project by @c4fcm's Charlie DeTar
- Haiti mobile communications status open thread - The Center is just starting to get word in, mostly from our Fellow... http://ow.ly/16kzhN
- #haiti mobile communications status reports from @katrinskaya and @ethanz http://bit.ly/6FcUeS
- @Tech4Dev: After #Haiti quake #UN Found. & #Vodafone Found. supporting #Tech4Dev orgs #WFP and #TSF to rebuild comm., help save lives.
- @BostonTweet: The @MassDOTdev and MBTA Data Hackathon is January 29th and 30th at the MIT Media Lab. http://bit.ly/7o1ujF
Google Pulls out of China
- #GoogleCN news roundup http://bit.ly/6ZlEDN via our Fellow @dharmishta
- Far-Ranging Support for Google’s China Move http://bit.ly/90E7d5 via @nytimes
- China has no answer to question "Do your local laws against hacking apply to the government?" http://bit.ly/8TttsS
- Lovely irony: Google's threat to shut down operations in China has been censored in China http://bit.ly/57MOLU
- Google makes MAJOR announcement to reconsider its business in China after ID'ing China as source of attacks http://bit.ly/8h1ktB
- Connect/disconnect - thoughts on the Amman Mobile Data Innovations workshop http://ow.ly/16kG2A
White House visitors log
- Littlesis and friends generate 100+ profiles of White House visitors using newly public visitor logs http://bit.ly/8Cx6hl