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Attend Next Week's University Seminar: Crisis Mapping with Crowdsourcing

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seminar.jpg May 5, 2010. Register for the upcoming University Seminar on New Media Teaching and Learning on Thursday, May 13, 2010. In the seminar, Crisis Mapping with Crowdsourcing: Ushahidi and SwiftRiver, Patrick Meier, director of crisis mapping and strategic partnerships at Ushahidi and SIPA graduate, will demonstrate and discuss crisis mapping using the free and opensource crowdsourcing tools Ushahidi and SwiftRiver. Using cases from recent events in Haiti, Chile, and India, Mr. Meier will describe how these tools have evolved to help manage global crises and how universities can be an integral part of their development and implementation. Read about Ushahidi in the recent Columbia News article, From Thousands of Miles Away, Students Use Crisis Mapping Tool to Aid Chile's Relief Efforts.

Crisis Mapping with Crowdsourcing: Ushahidi and SwiftRiver
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Location: 523 Butler Library