Monthly Archives: July 2014

World-Wide Human Geography Data (WWHGD) Working Group Nigeria Webinar

By Kristin Cotter On 23 July 2014, the World-Wide Human Geography Data (WWHGD) Working Group hosted a webinar on Data and Mapping for Humanitarian Assistance in Nigeria. The WWHGD Working Group intended for this webinar to promote its goal of … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic: Using novel geospatial tools for hurricane response

      By UN-SPIDER-GeoSHAPE, a member of the STAR-TIDES Network July 28, 2014 When a disaster strikes, situational awareness regarding impacts and needs is essential as a way to plan and carry out response efforts in areas affected by … Continue reading

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FireChat: The Network without a Network

By Kristin Cotter and Andrew Mascelli Imagine a boring commute on your local underground metro system. Now picture a weekend getaway to a ski lodge nestled amid mountain peaks. Finally, consider a hypothetical situation in which you were living in … Continue reading

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ERDC: An Evolution of Military Sustainability Theory?

Despite the push to shrink the global U.S. military footprint across the world, U.S. troop deployments will continue for years to come. These deployments, which come in a variety of forms, are typically expensive to develop and require the military … Continue reading

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Occupy Sandy: A New Model for Disaster Relief

Over a year and a half ago, on Monday, October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy made landfall near New Jersey. It was the second costliest storm in United States history,[1] responsible for 65 billion dollars in damage and 159 deaths[2] across … Continue reading

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