Humanitarian Field Data -- Alive!
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We are working on simple ways to integrate datasets in a variety of formats to bring them back to life. We are testing and developing new approaches to data analytics in the humanitarian sector. Normalization schemes and conversion algorithms to blend your data into a common format.
We are labeling individual entries based on common topics. This system helps us group related datasets and provide recommendations to analysts, in order to simultaneously display connected information.
VI3W is our 3D visualization tool that allows the user to request datasets and display them onto a Google Earth-like environment. Zooming, orbiting and overlaying the data creates a richer and more informative user experience.
Collecting and analyzing humanitarian data can be a challenge. The wide variety of sources, range of data formats, and amount of information can simply be overwhelming for individual humanitarian workers.
We propose a universal way of integrating various types of data. Incoming information is organized and analyzed automatically, while a powerful visualization engine creates detailed 3D maps of disaster areas. These can further be overlaid with other desired information – e.g. logs of human rights violations, status and feedback of humanitarian actions taken, etc. Such visualizations can be accessed in real-time, in order to help allocate resources to those regions that need them the most.