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Defeating Disaster: Fueled by open-source software and crowdsourcing, the crisis mapping community is rapidly expanding. By Matt Alderton • Trajectory Magazine. 2014 issue 3

At 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2010, the island of Hispaniola twitched and jerked, as if the earth were shivering. In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on the island’s western half, it was 82 degrees—hardly hypothermal. As the shaking persisted, it became clear—Mother Nature wasn’t cold—she was having a seizure.

Dissertation research questionnaire on crisis Micro-Mapping

Hello fellow volunteers,
I am a student at the University of Portsmouth and am doing a dissertation on the process and effectiveness of using social media- in particularly Twitter- for crisis mapping during natural disasters.