Digital technology has already transformed how we communicate, how we work, how we buy and sell. But we are only just beginning to scratch the surface of ways technology can be used to transform how we address complex social challenges, from health and education to poverty and climate change. Here are some of the pioneers using digital technology to make a real difference to millions of lives.
Article on a 'digital mapping project that allows the youth to create digital maps of their communities and then interact with that map by publicly tagging the issues they see. This cutting-edge mapping platform enables real-time data collection through web and mobile applications.'
Mobile apps now tie social media as the fourth-most popular way to get information in an emergency, following TV, radio and online news, according to a new survey conducted by the American Red Cross.
Interesting article about analyzing tweets for disaster assessment.
Booklet to explain to governments, decision makers and disaster professionals the potential uses of geoinformation technologies for reducing disaster risks and losses, based on the knowledge and experience of experts in these fields.