Potential of Collaborative Mapping for Disaster Relief: A Case Study of OpenStreetMap in the Nepal Earthquake 2015

@article{Poiani2016PotentialOC,
  title={Potential of Collaborative Mapping for Disaster Relief: A Case Study of OpenStreetMap in the Nepal Earthquake 2015},
  author={Thiago H. Poiani and Roberto dos Santos Rocha and L{\'i}via Castro Degrossi and Jo{\~a}o Porto de Albuquerque},
  journal={2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)},
  year={2016},
  pages={188-197}
}
In the aftermath of a disaster, there is an urgent need for base maps to support relief efforts, especially in developing countries. In response to this, the OpenStreetMap project has been leveraged to produce maps of disaster-affected areas in a collaborative way. However, there has been little investigation aimed at explaining the collaborative mapping activity itself. This study presents an exploratory case study on how the collaborative mapping activities that followed the Nepal Earthquake… CONTINUE READING
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