Wikimedia in disaster management and humanitarian aid: an overview
Wikimedians are engaged in humanitarian contexts in multiple ways — both online and on the ground —
and interested in coordinating with others active in this space,
especially Humanitarian OpenstreetMap, first responders and entitites engaged in disaster prevention
When disaster strikes, many are lending a hand, experts and volunteers.
While some concentrate on missions in the disaster zone
and comprehensive prevention measures on-site,
others are taking to their keyboards, e.g. to improve maps.
OpenStreetMap at the junction between on-the-ground and digital responses
Use of OSM by first responders, offline
Use of OSM by first responders, online
Digital response by the OSM community, online
What Wikimedians do
Participate in OSM activities
Curate and update relevant information in multiple languages
Translate between languages
Complement text with suitable illustrations
Gather, curate, structure and query relevant data
Document the context of disasters, e.g. cultural heritage
or burial practices
or publications about the pathogen behind an epidemic
Package content for offline use (OSM included by default)
Go back in history, including to
and commemorations thereof
What Wikimedians would like to know
How are Wikimedia platforms being used in humanitarian contexts (before, during and after disaster events)?
How could Wikimedia platforms be used (better) in humanitarian contexts?
How can the Wikimedia and OSM/ HOT communities collaborate and align their efforts better?
Who is interested in helping improve Wikimedia platforms for use in humanitarian contexts?
You can join
Data sharing in public health emergencies
OSM feature request for a "Thank you" button, as suggested during the Wikimedia meetup at State of the Map 2018
Maps based on Wikidata queries (tomorrow, Lightning Talks 4)
This page provides the basis for a lightning talk at State of the Map 2018 in Milano, given on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in room S.1.5, which starts at 14:10 local time (UTC+2). The talk was meant to be accompanied by a workshop, but that workshop did not make it onto the conference program. Instead, we will have a "OSM and Wikimedia" meetup at 17:10 today in room S.1.6.