Predicting Locations of Emergency & Damage During Disaster Using VGI Data

[Guest blog post by Prateek Budhwar who is currently pursuing M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. Prateek is interested in the areas of Volunteered geographic information, Digital image processing, GPS based LBS applications on android and remote sensing].

Mobile Technology is growing fast. Really really fast.

According to The World Bank Group: between 2000 and 2007 internet subscribers in low-income countries grew from 0.1 to 0.8 (per 100 people), but mobile cellular subscriptions grew from 0.3 to 21.5 (per 100 people).
With this market statistic in mind, social entrepreneurship has been moving strongly to include mobile technology in its scope of work from health care (see video below) to banking.

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