Partnering with Stand By Task Force (SBTF) – Typhoon Hagupit/Ruby in Philippines
As Typhoon Hagupit/Ruby threatened the Philippines, the Digital Humanitarian Network was activated to assist with response. Stand By Task Force (SBTF) took the lead in organizing volunteers to classify social media posts and images, and GISCorps assistance was requested for geo-location of the information so that it could be mapped. 15 GISCorps volunteers answered the call to assist and spent the next 4 days working to create mapping coordinates from the information, resulting in maps of damage reports and requests for assistance.
For more information and maps check MicroMappers’ website at: http://www.micromappers.