A Case Study of Crowdsourcing Imagery Coding in Natural Disasters

  • Cobi SmithEmail author
Part of the Multimedia Systems and Applications book series (MMSA)


Crowdsourcing and open licensing allow more people to participate in research and humanitarian activities. Open data, such as geographic information shared through OpenStreetMap and image datasets from disasters, can be useful for disaster response and recovery work. This chapter shares a real-world case study of humanitarian-driven imagery analysis, using open-source crowdsourcing technology. Shared philosophies in open technologies and digital humanities, including remixing and the wisdom of the crowd, are reflected in this case study.


Tacit Knowledge Polar Analysis Sentiment Analysis Personal Protective Equipment Disaster Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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