Article by Brandon Greenberg
Published October 25, 2013
I was recently asked this question by a colleague. I didn’t have a full answer at the ready, so I thought about it some more.
Crisis mapping is usually conducted with the aim of producing “maps” that have key geographic data relevant to a response. According to Wikipedia,
“Crisis mapping is the real-time gathering, display and analysis of data during a crisis, usually a natural disaster or social/political conflict (violence, elections, etc.).”
So why is crisis mapping so popular?To understand the popularity, we have to look at when “mapping” was first …
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