Chair: Martin Noblecourt (CartONG)
The increase of mobile communications and the generalization of use of smartphones has created a new dimension for beneficiaries feedback in aid operations. Some humanitarian organizations have started using crowdsourcing as a source of information amongst others to better monitor their interventions and their impact. However this trend poses many questions about both the process and the quality of the data: is the data collected fitting what operations need for their monitoring? how to ensure adequate participation and representativity? what link between this new source of data and "traditional" methods of assesments?
- A Research Perspective - Melanie Eckle - Research Assistant at the GIScience Research Group (University of Heidelberg)
Crowdsourcing: perspectives from SimLab - Kelly Church - Project Manager (SIMLab)
Is the data collected fitting? What operations need for their monitoring? - Per Aarvik - President (Stand-by task Force)