Big data and putting the world’s vulnerable people on the map | University of Oxford

Big data and putting the world’s vulnerable people on the map

Andrew Braye, Joanna Wilkin, Martin Nittus
Event date
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16:30 - 18:00
Oxford Internet Institute
1 St Giles
Venue details

Seminar Room, 1 St Giles

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

About the event:
Missing Maps objectives include:
1) To map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGOs and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas.
2) To support OpenStreetMap, specifically the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), in developing technologies, skills, workflows, and communities
About the Speakers:
Andrew Braye- Maps team lead at the British Red Cross: Missing Maps origin story.
Joanna Wilkin- Doctoral Researcher at Unviersity of Southmpton: Field case study.
Martin Nittus- PhD student in computer science at the ICRI Cities at University College London: The community in the data.
About the Series:
The seminars will focus on the dramatic changes in citizens' ability to coordinate and mobilize for political action, on global migration and its relation to digital media, and on how international and national actors are seeking to shape the applications of technology and communication. The series provides a focus point for academics and non-academics in Oxford who are interested in the challenges and opportunities of employing new communication technologies in development contexts.
The series is organized by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP), the Department of International Development (ODID) and the Technology & Management for Development Centre (TMD) at the University of Oxford, and co-convened by Dr Iginio Gagliardone and Dr Mark Graham.