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FieldEx 2011 Wrap-up

At 9 am this morning, we arrived in Fletcher to begin the Field Ex Crisis simulation. With limited knowledge of the background situation in Comootros, including political unrest, ethnic tensions and NGOs on the ground, we brainstormed a structure to organize the workflow for our crisis mapping team. We divided into 3 teams to assess and map data: Administration maintained phone contact with trusted sources on the ground as well as the public information officer who interfaced with the media. Logistics gathered and categorized SMS data, while maintaining and monitoring blog and twitter posts. Operations mapped raw data on Crowdmap to share with individuals to aid in NGO and UN efforts on the ground. The process of mapping and verifying reports is an intense one, as reports … Read entire article »

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FieldEx 2011

We are now an hour and a half into the simulation.  We have divided into two main divisions: a Logistics Section, which is collecting information from the field primarily via Frontline SMS, and an Operations Section which is working to input collected data to a crowdmap.  Additionally, and Administration Section is maintaining close communications with class representatives on the field team.  We are making use of twitter and blogging to update the public and to publicize our Frontline SMS number. Follow our work at: … Read entire article »

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