AGORA-CE: Citizen Engagement

Agora-CM: Collaborative Mapping

In the aftermath of a disaster, there is an urgent need for maps to support humanitarian efforts, especially in developing countries. In response to this, the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project
has been used in order to produce disaster-affected areas maps in a collaborative way, mainly in response phase. Despite the increasing use in Disaster Management, it is still incipient research projects in order to understand how the dynamic collaboration between the OSM community, decision makers and local community affected by a disaster occurs. In this context, this work proposes a process-model-based approach to structure the collaborative mapping activities and to improve its situational awareness in crisis management domain.

Main researcher: Roberto dos Santos Rocha