7. February 2012
The website can be accessed and navigated in german or english. Only the information related to the specific location remains in english for the time being.
11. November 2011
Frank and Constantin will participate at the ICCM 2011 in Geneva (14-15 November) to get in touch with the crisis mappers community. More info
11. November 2011
We just added two more maps. One with Timeline-Functionality where you can see the chronological development of NGO activity. On the other you can add Human Development and Happy Planet Index data layers.
01. November 2011
Our Map now shows also the facilities of some more NGOs in Africa.
This is an open data project that geo-references NGO activities around the globe. We chose Africa as a starting point, but other coutries and continents will be following. Instead of merely putting dots on a map, we provide additional information by adding other data layers in order to enable contextualized interpretation of these activities.
The project is in a constant state of development. The number and names of NGOs who’s projects and locations we geo-reference is by no means final and will continue to grow continuously. The visualization of NGO locations and the connected infrastructure provides benefits for the following key stakeholders:
Ease of management: better understanding of the allocation of aid within a country.
Dialogue with recipients: provide recipients on a sub-national level with a better understanding about the potential NGO infrastructure surrounding them.
Coordination with other donors: other NGOs will have a clearer picture of the aggregated distribution of aid within a country.
Increased transparency: mapped data will hold donor and recipient governments accountable to their intended beneficiaries.
Stakeholders will be able to verify that NGO projects and infrastructure are being implemented in their intended locations.
Deployment and integration of geo-referenced NGO data into future crisis maps for enrichment of content.
Helping organizations who engage in disaster relief to gain an overview about the existing infrastructure before the crisis happened for a more precise assessment of the current situation.