Increasing resilience through open data
Started in 2011 by GFDRR, the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) applies the concepts of the global open data movement to the challenges of reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change. OpenDRI supports teams to build capacity and longterm ownership of open data projects with client countries that are tailored to meet specific needs and goals of stakeholders.
A suite of complementary programs:
Open data platforms
To increase public access to risk information, OpenDRI engages in dialogue with governments on the value of open data through working groups, pilot projects that evolve into long-term locally owned open data projects. OpenDRI provides technical solutions and assistance for the project implementation through GeoNode (www.geonode.org), a free and open source data sharing platform. Open data platforms allow for the storing, analyzing and managing of data that is critical for planning, policies and decision-making. Partners can collate and share layers of geospatial data, combine those layers into visualizations and exchange both the raw data and collaborative maps.
Community mapping and crowdsourcing
To engage communities in the creation of accurate and timely data about the rapidly evolving urban and rural environments in the place they live, OpenDRI works with governments and local communities to utilize simple, collaborative, crowdsourcing mapping tools such as OpenStreetMap (www. openstreetmap.org). Often using OpenStreetMap, OpenDRI’s community mapping projects mobilize the residents of a place to collect and maintain geospatial data about their built environment and its exposure to natural hazards. Mapping projects also take advantage of remote mapping and crowdsourcing by engaging the international community through partnerships with development organizations and universities.
Risk communication and analysis
To communicate risk more effectively to decision-makers in planning, preparedness and response activities, OpenDRI worked with the Indonesian and Australian governments to develop InaSAFE software (www.inasafe.org). By combining data from scientists, local governments and communities, InaSAFE provides insights into the likely effects of disaster events. InaSAFE is a targeted, flexible tool that can provide targeted impact calculations to disaster scenarios, ultimately engaging communities and decision-makers by advancing their understanding of risk. With a consistent and easy-to-use interface, InaSAFE allows users, with minimal training, to load new data for analysis.
- Open Data Day in Nepal
- Building Resilience with Geonode
- OpenStreetMap volunteers map Typhoon Haiyan-affected areas to support Philippines relief and recovery efforts
- Seven Steps to Surviving a Disaster by World Bank President
- New World Bank Tool Enhances Access and Communication of Climate and Disaster Risk Data
- White House Climate Data Initiative Launches with Strong Public and Private Sector Commitments
- Is Dhaka Ready? Towards Urban Resilience in Bangladesh
- Launch of the Risk Assessment Reference Guide from GFDRR
- InaSAFE Video
- Publication Launch: Planning an Open Cities Project
- Simulating disaster risk management decisions through interactive games
- In Malawi, Citizens Get Involved as Innovative Technologies Help Them Better Understand and Manage Disaster Risks
- WCDRR: GFDRR and World Bank engagement
- OpenDRI Newsletter launched!
- Training Sessions
- How to improve flood resilience
- Challenging innovators to find new ways to make disaster risk information accessible to all
- OpenDRI at UR2016!
- Internet of Things early warning system helps save people from mudslides
- Opening up a world of data for resilience: A global effort to help access and use countries’ disaster risk information
- High resolution digital surface models using drones for coastal communities in São Tomé and Príncipe
- Leveraging open source as a public institution – New analysis reveals significant returns on investment in open source technologies
- Rethinking Engagement: Innovations in How Humanitarians Explore Geoinformation (Journal Article)
- Risk Communication Research for the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) (Opportunity)
- Intern researcher, Resurgence, Vizonomy, GFDRR (Opportunity)
- Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) Consultancy (Opportunity)
- Call for Examples of Effective Use of Risk Data through Visualization and Communication (Opportunity)
- Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) Field Guide (Publication)
- Review of Open Source and Open Access Software Packages Available to Quantify Risk from Natural Hazards (Publication)
- Understanding Risk in an Evolving World – Emerging Best Practices in Natural Disaster Risk Assessment (Publication)
- Planning an Open Cities Mapping Project (Publication)
- Understanding Risk in an Evolving World – A Policy Note (Publication)
- Crowdsourced Geographic Information Use in Government (Publication)
- Big Data in Action for Development (Publication)
- UR2016 Proceedings (Publication)