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May 06th 2013:The Digital Humanitarian: How Big Data and Crisis Mapping Are Changing the Face of Disaster Relief with National Geographic Explorer Patrick Meier

When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, killing upwards of 220,000 people and injuring many more, Patrick Meier was horrified and wanted to help. Rather than donating to a disaster relief organization, like many people did, Patrick made a map. Through analyzing user-generated data from social media produced by people on the ground in Haiti, Patrick was able map important aspects of the crisis in close to "real time." Seeing this data helped humanitarian workers quickly answer questions, such as, “Which areas lack access to water? What neighborhoods have run out of medical supplie

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Patrick Meier (PhD)

Patrick Meier (PhD) is an internationally recognized thought leader on the application of new technologies for crisis early warning, humanitarian response and resilience. He presently serves as Director of Social Innovation at the Qatar Foundation’s Computing Research Institute (QCRI) where he develops next-generation humanitarian technologies. Patrick is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and a member of the Academy of Achievement (AoA). Prior to QCRI, he co-founded and co-directed the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning, and served as Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi. Patrick also co-founded the CrisisMappers Network, the Standby T
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