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Crises Mapping & Cleaning our Ocean Blue- Port of San Francisco, Ca.

TODAY: the Research Vessel  (R/V) Ocean Starr ties up in port. Welcoming back from its crises mapping and cleaning derbies in the ocean from California to Hawaii.
Citations : http://www.stabbertmaritime.com/news/ ;
I'll be port-side, and will update as I learn more of their heroic crises action teams journey. 

Map History & Dialog - "A Tent City No More."- Map by R.P. Bridgens - 1853

With many mappers,  members in-the Bay Area, and countless mappers who visit on holiday I thought this was an engaging, heads up, proper to share with my mappers family. A rare look back along with expert dialog, an intimate setting in the heart of San Francisco, Ca. Lets map our way back in time. 1853.

AIDF Infographic: How Public-Private Partnerships Between Telecommunications and Humanitarian Agencies Can Save Lives

Worldwide, 19.03.2015 - In preparation for their upcoming AIDF Asia: Aid & Response Summit, the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has released a Mobile for Development infographic, visualising the growing ubiquity of the mobile phone in the developing world, its uses in disaster relief and resilience and highlighting partnerships between humanitarian agencies and telecommunicati