Many different organisations and communities either manage or rely significantly on crisis data, whether mapped or not. These include

  • Volunteer crisis mapping groups who apply technologies and manage, map and analyse information during crises (Volunteer Technical Communities – VTCs – covers both this subset and the next)
  • Volunteer tool building groups who create the software and processes needed by the crisis mapping or crisis data groups and more formal organisations
  • Crisismapping awareness groups and sites – who build awareness of crisis data management, volunteering, best practices etc
  • Crisis responders – international organisations, government organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals who physically respond to a crisis

There are many ways to get involved with these groups – and their homepages should tell you how to do this. Here are some suggestions on top of that:


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