USAID Impact Photo Credit: USAID and Partners

Tag archives for crisis mapping

Online to On the Ground: How Students in Virginia Supported Nepal Earthquake Recovery

Students and staff from AidData and the College of William & Mary participating in a Crisis Mapping event in April, 2015. / Hannah Dempsey, AidData

When a devastating earthquake shook Nepal last April, my fellow students at the College of William & Mary and I jumped into action. In mapping affected areas, our efforts helped guide recovery aspects and allow first responders to carry out life-saving efforts.

Read the rest of this entry »

USAID Welcomes the Crowd to Use Geo-Mapping Tools for Open Source Development

In 2014, USAID’s embrace of open source tools and crowdsourcing projects will continue to improve the effectiveness of U.S. development assistance while creating new opportunities for the communities where we work. USAID took the unprecedented step in June 2012 to improve government transparency by hosting a crowdsourcing event to open up access to the public to help map USAID’s loan guarantee data.

Read the rest of this entry »