VGI and crisis mapping in an emergency situation. Comparison of four case studies: Haiti, Kibera, Kathmandu, Centre Italy

Lucia Saganeiti, Federico Amato, Beniamino Murgante, Gabriele Nolè
2017 GEOmedia  
Over the last decade new voluntary mapping patterns are commonly known as VGI – Volunteered Geographic Information – that is, geo-localized information created voluntarily and consciously by web users. These are supported by platforms such as OpenStreetMap that have been shown in many emergency cases and not, a valid source of data, such detailed to be used for rescue operations. Another completely open source platform that has revolutionized the world of geographic information and how to make
more » ... on and how to make reports is Ushaidi that through interactive maps represents testimonies, reports, diaries, and citizen reports.
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