Updated May 24, 2019
Climate Change and Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Crowdsourcing and Open Source and 10 MoreSEE ALL
Climate Change and Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Gender, Humanitarian Assistance, Citizen Participation, Communications and Media, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Human Centered Design, Resilience and GIS/MappingSEE LESS
As weather patterns intensify and become increasingly unpredictable, megacities are regularly faced with the challenge of anticipating and responding to extreme weather events. A lack of access to verified, real-time data compromise abilities to make informed, evidence-based decisions concerning planning and response - resulting in ineffective resource management, confusion, and conflict.
Although rapidly urbanizing cities are often thought to be “data scarce,” the tacit knowledge of local communities, government agencies, and first responders, as well as the dense network of mobile sensors connected via social media, provides a data source of unprecedented resolution for mitigating urban risk. PetaBencana.id is a free web-based platform that produces megacity-scale visualizations of disasters using both crowd-sourced reporting & government agency validations in real-time.
Designed as a modular platform, PetaBencana.id can act parasitically on any social media application. Chatbots guide users to confirm their situation through a report card accessed via a web-based link, allowing anyone to easily contribute structured information to the map through channels they are already familiar with. This allows us to reach millions of residents, increase accessibility, leverage various traditional knowledges, & provides opportunities to scale & adapt to varying cultures and geographies. Anonymous reporting gives equal voice to the city’s heterogenous agents. Cloud computing enables the platform to handle high volumes of traffic during disaster situations without requiring expensive but idle servers during off-peak times. During emergency situations, when access to accurate, time-critical information is most important, the web server running CogniCity is programmed to scale virtually to handle peak demand.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||206,000,000|