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Author (up) Paige Maas; Shankar Iyer; Andreas Gros; Wonhee Park; Laura McGorman; Chaya Nayak; P. Alex Dow
Title Facebook Disaster Maps: Aggregate Insights for Crisis Response & Recovery Type Conference Article
Year 2019 Publication Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management Abbreviated Journal Iscram 2019
Volume Issue Pages
Keywords crisis mapping, crisis informatics, GIS, social media
Abstract After a natural disaster or other crisis, humanitarian organizations need to know where affected people are located

and what resources they need. While this information is difficult to capture quickly through conventional methods,

aggregate usage patterns of social media apps like Facebook can help fill these information gaps.

In this paper, we describe the data and methodology that power Facebook Disaster Maps. These maps utilize

information about Facebook usage in areas impacted by natural hazards, producing aggregate pictures of how the

population is affected by and responding to the hazard. The maps include insights into evacuations, cell network

connectivity, access to electricity, and long-term displacement.

In addition to descriptions and examples of each map type, we describe the source data used to generate the maps,

and efforts taken to ensure the security and privacy of Facebook users. We also describe limitations of the current

methodologies and opportunities for improvement.
Address Facebook, United States of America
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Iscram Place of Publication Valencia, Spain Editor Franco, Z.; González, J.J.; Canós, J.H.
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 978-84-09-10498-7 Medium
Track T8- Social Media in Crises and Conflicts Expedition Conference 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2019)
Notes Approved no
Call Number ISCRAM @ idladmin @ Serial 1912
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