Democratizing Decision Support: Platform for Equitable Disaster Resilience

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Yayasan Peta Bencana
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Democratizing Decision Support: Platform for Equitable Disaster Resilience
Powered by CogniCity Open Source Software, is a free web-based platform that produces megacity-scale visualizations of disasters using both crowd-sourced reporting and government agency validations in real-time. The platform harnesses the heightened use of social media and instant messaging during emergency events to gather confirmed situational updates from street level, in a manner that removes the need for expensive and time-consuming data processing. These verified user reports are displayed alongside relevant emergency data collected by local and government agencies. By integrating localized knowledge from a variety of sources into a single, robust platform, is able to provide a comprehensive overview of disaster events, enabling residents, humanitarian agencies, and government agencies to make more informed decisions during emergencies.
National implementation: Indonesia
Ongoing from 01/12/2014 to 31/12/2018
Research Partners: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Urban Risk Lab Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Implementing Partners: Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) - Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency Government of Jakarta Province Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Daerah (BPBD) - Jakarta Province Disaster Management Agency Data Partners: Jakarta SmartCity Qlue Twitter Zurich Mapbox Grants and Awards: USAID AustralianAid DMInnovation Smart Infrastructure Facility (University of Wollongong Australia) Australian National Data Service Twitter Data Grant Wahana Visi Indonesia Open Data Institute The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) Asia

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