Why Do Crisis Mappers Map?

Shout out for survey participants! We need your help!
Crisis mapping is a global phenomenon. But why do Crisis Mappers map? What motivates them to get involved and what do they get out of it? These are just some of the key questions that a new University of Adelaide research project is seeking to address. 
The project, Humanitarian Emergencies in a Digital World, looks at the role of international crisis mapping processes and the uses to which maps are put during emergencies. The work involves a focus on volunteers, humanitarian organisations and the wider role information and communication play during emergencies. In this respect our team is currently assessing the Cyclone Gita response in Tonga, where crisis maps have played a critical role in helping to focus the aid response.
To increase our understanding of the volunteer crisis mapping community we have developed a short survey that seeks to understand why people all over the world participate in crisis responses, why people choose to volunteer, their experiences of the process and their perceptions of the impact.  If you are interested in participating in the survey, you can do so using this following link. It only takes 20 minutes:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S32HP8X Please feel free to circulate the link through your relevant networks.

THANKS! Prof. Andrew Skuse, Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Adelaide.