Geochat emerged from a simple concept - can I send an SMS message and see it on a map?
From there the concept has evolved, and geochat has become a project to build a collaboration platform for the lowest common denominator communication tools, considering as highest priorities the needs of
... [More] workers of humantiarian aid, international health and disaster response.
The main drivers for the project are the feedback of the InSTEDD programs in South East Asia, excercises such as GoldenShadow?, and a growing community of humanitarian and health workers who spend their days in technologically austere environments. We invite anyone from any line of work to use and contribute user experience, technical, and any other kind of feedback. [Less]
InaSAFE produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities.
To effectively prepare for future floods, earthquakes or tsunami you must first understand the likely impacts that need to be managed. For example, to prepare contingency plans
... [More] for a severe flood in Jakarta, emergency managers need to answer questions like:
what are the areas likely to be affected;
how many people will need to be evacuated and sheltered;
which schools will be closed;
which hospitals can still take patients; and
what roads will be closed?
How does it work?
InaSAFE provides a simple but rigorous way to combine data from scientists, local governments and communities to provide insights into the likely impacts of future disaster events. [Less]
The Serval Project is a small team of academics, contracted engineers and students in the Resilient Networks Lab of Flinders University in South Australia, developing revolutionary, free, open-source software for mobile telephones.