GIS for International Development and Humanitarian Relief

Examples of GIS Applications and Research Sites for International Development
Examples of GIS for Humanitarian Relief
  • Ushahidi - a web-based platform for mapping information from reports from SMS, Twitter, e-mail, and web. Initially used to map election violence and intimidation in Kenya.
    • Ushahidi – Haiti - a joint effort by Ushahidi and the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy to map reports coming from Haiti in order to help guide relief efforts
  • Map Action - a UK-based NGO specializing in providing mapping and GIS analysis for humanitarian emergencies. This site has lots of good examples and discussions. Also, Map Action has produced
  • Relief Web - a UN agency whose mission is to provide time-critical information for humanitarian relief.
  • UNOSAT -  UNOSAT delivers satellite imagery solutions to relief and development organisations within and outside the UN system to help communities exposed to poverty, hazards and risk, or affected by humanitarian and other crises
  • A Rough Guide to Google Earth (Mercy Corps) – a how-to guide for using Google Earth for humanitarian relief projects.
  • Proposing the Field of Crisis Mapping - a good blog post by Patrick Meier providing an overview of what crisis mapping is and what it requires.