Looking to better understand the use of social media and social computing platforms during disaster and crisis
42k Tweets with "sandy" during Hurricane Sandy
Users Tweeting about Hurricane Sandy
What is OSM?
The Wikipedia of Maps
OpenStreetMap In Use
||Active Users per Month
||Miles of Roads
Data as of 2015 from Mapbox's 10 Years of OSM (mapbox.com/ten-years-openstreetmap/)
Understanding VGI In Crisis
How do we begin to make sense of all this data?
Who are the users?
How are they using the platform?
What questions are they asking?
Why are they contributing?
Ultimately, how can we improve these platforms and processes?