New paper: Global mapping of citizen science projects for disaster risk reduction

I find it enjoyable when different strands of research come together. In many ways, research on the impacts of natural hazards on society - or Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), citizen science, and volunteer geographic information (VGI) are parallel research areas with research communities that work on each of them, and only occasionally come together. The … Continue reading New paper: Global mapping of citizen science projects for disaster risk reduction

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Crowdsourced Geographic Information in Government

Today marks the publication of the report 'crowdsourced geographic information in government'. The report is the result of a collaboration that¬†started in the autumn of last year, when the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery(GFDRR)¬† requested to carry out a study of the way crowdsourced geographic information is used by governments. The … Continue reading Crowdsourced Geographic Information in Government