Bidibidi camp in northern Uganda is one of the fastest growing refugee camps in the world. Activated by Médecins Sans Frontières, CartONG & the OpenStreetMap community mapped its Section 2 in three weeks and the data is already used in the field.
Drones have become functional, user-friendly and cheap enough, to significantly help in humanitarian crises. That is one of the key findings of the research initiative “Drones in Humanitarian Action”, which was presented by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD), in partnership with CartONG, UAViators and Zoi Environment Network during the EU Humanitarian Aid Annual Partners’ Conference in Brussels today.
On Tuesday, October 18th, CartONG celebrated its 10th anniversary during the fifth bi-annual GeOnG conference. It was also the opportunity to release a video "CartONG – 10 Years of Humanitarian Mapping" on our action during this first decade.
As part of the initiative “Drone in Humanitarian Action”, CartONG has been deployed in Tajikistan for a challenging mission in support of disaster risk reduction project. Funded by the DG ECHO and organized with our partner FSD, the mission aimed to map 2 watersheds of ~20 km² in the Pamir Mountains.
The 21st international conference on AIDS has concluded a few days ago and the progress of the fight against this pandemia is still slow. This is the context in which the CNLS (National Committee for the Fight against AIDS), along with the guidance of CartONG volunteers, takes place.
Over the last few years, a new type of hardware has been developed and can increasingly be seen as a viable option for network management in MDC: the pocket routers (PR).
We’ve decided to explore what part these devices could play in Mobile Data Collection (MDC) operations, first by studying where we are standing on network access for MDC, then by summarizing the tests done on 3 devices.
This tutorial is designed to teach you how to quickly and simply provide information to improve OpenStreetMap (OSM) using the Java OpenStreetMap Editor (JOSM). It uses an example task of digitisation from the Tasking Manager of the Humanitarian OSM Team, specifically for the case of a humanitarian emergency. The tutorial is not designed to be exhaustive but rather to give you the information strictly necessary to begin.
Let’s say you have a few projects currently running on an ODK-type platform and you would like to switch to another one. This could be for example older forms on Formhub, that you would now migrate to a supported and actively developed platform such as Kobo or ONA, ...
This blog post introduces and contrasts two relatively new tools for mobile data collection from the ESRI suite. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these tools and in which context can they be used?
Feb 18, 2016
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