Tweeting Up a Storm: The Promise and Perils of Crisis Mapping

15 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2014  

Lea Shanley

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ryan Burns

University of Washington - Department of Geography

Zachary Bastian

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Edward Robson II

Independent

Date Written: October 1, 2013

Abstract

Crisis mapping is an inter-disciplinary field that aggregates crowd-generated input data, such as social media feeds and photographs, with geographic data, to provide real-time, interactive information in support of disaster management and humanitarian relief. This article, published in the October 2013 issue of Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, provides a brief overview of the emerging legal and ethical issues within crisis mapping.

Keywords: Crisis mapping, crowdsourcing, remote sensing

Suggested Citation

Shanley, Lea and Burns, Ryan and Bastian, Zachary and Robson, Edward, Tweeting Up a Storm: The Promise and Perils of Crisis Mapping (October 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2464599

Lea Shanley (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin - Madison ( email )

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Ryan Burns

University of Washington - Department of Geography ( email )

Seattle, WA
United States

Zachary Bastian

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ( email )

One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004-3027
United States

Edward Robson II

Independent ( email )

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