Organization: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Pacific Disaster Center, MIT Urban Risk Lab
- Tyler Radford, Executive Director / Yantisa Akhadi, Manager, Indonesia, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
- Chris Chiesa, Deputy Executive Director, Pacific Disaster Center
- Mayank Ojha, MIT Urban Risk Lab
- Ramani Huria Tanzania - To be confirmed
- Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) - To be confirmed
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Through a series of short talks, participants will be exposed to complementary approaches in three locations (Jakarta, Indonesia, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Oaxaca/Mexico City, Mexico) that leveraged citizen-generated map data and social media for disaster risk identification and communication. In each case, projects aimed to “close the loop”, using citizen-generated data and open source tools to encourage two-way communication of risk, enable decision support using open source tools, and help both government and communities to work in partnership to identify and reduce risk.
Participants will walk away with basic knowledge of open source tools that could be leveraged in their countries.
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is collaborating on a USAID, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) funded program together with the University of Hawaii: Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): PetaBencana to support the Government of Indonesia: Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB). The program is focused on the development of InAWARE, a disaster management tool, to improve overall risk assessment, early-warning, and disaster-management decision making in Indonesia in cooperation with seven Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Daerah (BPBD) offices across Indonesia including DKI Jakarta and East Java. Early in 2016, a second phase of the program was approved, focusing on the enhancement of crowdsourced data derived by the PetaBencana tool and the collection of key disaster management planning and response data by HOT in Jakarta and Surabaya for incorporation into InAWARE.
Key to the program is integration of crowdsourced flood reporting through a platform called “PetaBencana”. The platform adopts a “people are the best sensors” paradigm, where confirmed social media flooding reports are collected directly from the users at street level in a manner that removes expensive and time-consuming data processing. This framework creates accurate, real-time data which is immediately made available for users and first responders in DisasterAWARE. This session will emphasize the strategy to develop risk information from official and crowdsourced data and communicate it to disaster managers for a better decision making.