Talk: November 30, 5 pm @ MUHNAC
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Nashin Mahtani is Project Co-Manager and Lead Designer of PetaBencana.id, working in Jakarta. She’s coming to Lisbon to give us a lecture on the innovative process of crowdsourcing urban data in big cities, and its usefulness to help risk and damage control resulting from climate events.
As Nashin puts it:
CogniCity is a free and open source software developed to crowdsource and to visualize urban data. It helps to gather, verify, sort, and visualize data from a variety of localized communication networks into integrated, light-weight platforms relating these data spatially. This enterprise-level platform transforms vast volumes of data into actionable information for urban public and government agency decision-makers.
CogniCity OSS was initially designed, tested, and deployed through an operational platform, PetaJakarta.org (Map Jakarta), during a three-year (2013-2016) applied research project. Following the success of this pilot study, the software was further developed to run PetaBencana.id (Disaster Map Indonesia), a free, web-based platform that produces megacity-scale visualizations of disasters using both crowd-sourced reporting and government agency validations in real-time. In the context of the PetaBencana.id platform, CogniCity OSS integrates the management of social media and API-sourced data in order to make hazard information open, accessible, and actionable for residents, government agencies, NGOs, and secondary private sector developers. PetaBencana.id has been used by millions of resident-users, informing their time-critical decisions on safety and navigation in response to the flood in real-time and has also been adopted by the National Emergency Management Agency (BNPB) to monitor flood events, improve response times, and share time-critical emergency information with residents.