Monday, August 8, 2011

Crisis Maps Can Be Risky

Crisis mapping tools—which combine communications technologies with a Web-based platform for analysis—can be used to organize information contributed by participants using mobile phones and other devices, and to display important updates on a live map.

Crisis mapping has had a major impact recently. For example, helping to collate information and coordinate activities during the Haitian earthquake in early 2010 and the Japanese tsunami that struck earlier this year.

Crisis mapping tools are increasingly springing up in politically fraught situations. The use of crisis mapping during political situations significantly raises the possibility of interference, says George Chamales, a hacker and activist who has served as technical lead for crisis map deployments in Libya, Pakistan, and Sudan. READ MORE

Related Presentation (.pdf) at the 2011 Black Hat Conference ( This is a big file give it a chance to dl ) DOWNLOAD



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