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Wikimedians for Disaster Response/Talks/WikiCon North America 2019

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Wikimedia in humanitarian contexts

Key message[edit]

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

Key question[edit]

How can we coordinate better across wikis and languages around current, past and future disasters?


OpenStreetMap at the junction between on-the-ground and digital responses[edit]

What Wikimedians do[edit]

What is unclear[edit]

What categories, items, lexemes or quotes are appropriate here?

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[edit]

Welcome to our community of Wikimedians for Disaster Response!

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See also[edit]

Data Sharing as a Key Component of Addressing and Preparing for Disease Outbreaks
Data sharing around Hurricane Dorian


Daniel Mietchen (Wikidata/ OSM / Twitter/ work)


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This page provides the basis for a lightning talk at WikiCon North America 2019 in Boston, given on Sunday, 10 November 2019. It is based on a similar lightning talk at State of the Map 2018 in Milano.