GEOBUZZ CONFERENCE 2019 

WHAT IT GEOBUZZ 510 volunteers and GIS experts Raymond Nijssen, Ries Visser, Arjen Crince, Aron Gergely, and Koos Krijnders attended the 2019 GeoBuzz Conference and Trade Fair organised by GeoBusiness Nederland. The conference included sessions about developments in GIS techniques, cadastre, mapping, utility companies, surveying, remote sensing, photogrammetry and large geo-related databases. More information is… Read More

IARP ANNUAL MEETING 2019

WHAT IS IARP The Innovative Approaches to Response Preparedness (IARP) programme leverages forecast-based financing, data preparedness, and cash transfer programming to reduce the impact of climate change-related disasters on vulnerable populations. Each year, the Netherlands Red Cross works with one of the three implementing national societies to organise a meeting for all IARP partners in one of the programme countries (Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia).   WHO IS IT… Read More

510 FINDING IMPACT DATA IN HUMANITARIAN DOCUMENTS: MASTER’S THESIS ANNELIES RIEZEBOS

WHAT IS IT ABOUT Annelies’s thesis explores text mining techniques to recognise impact data in humanitarian documents. Annelies used over 700 documents from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) as examples of humanitarian data on which to test modelling techniques. She worked with a team to label sentences in those documents as containing impact data.… Read More

510 PRESENTS 3 PAPERS AT AGRC CONFERENCE

WHAT IS THE AGRC The Advances in Geomatics Research Conference (AGRC) is a biannual event that brings together professionals, students, innovators and enthusiasts from different fields, but with a common interest: Geomatics. It is hosted by the Department of Geomatics and Land Management of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.  The 5th AGRC took place in August 1st-2nd, 2019, under the… Read More

HOTOSM SUMMIT 2019

WHAT IS THE HOTOSM SUMMIT The HOT summit is the yearly global meeting of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMapTeam (HOT) community. In 2019, it took place on September 19-20, in Heidelberg, Germany, under then theme ‘Next Phase of Mapping, new ideas in OSM’.  Participants came together to showcase projects, discuss and share ideas, and learn how mapping projects can create better targeted and more efficient disaster response.   WHO… Read More

510 TEAMTERVIEW ANNELIES RIEZEBOS

Annelies Riezebos studies an MSc in Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences, with a specialisation in Data Science. She works with us through a collaboration between 510 and Ortec, and is currently writing her thesis. How did you hear about 510? Someone from Ortec came to a presentation day at my university, where… Read More

ORTEC & 510 – Can text mining optimize humanitarian response?

When a disaster strikes, we want to be prepared. Every year, nearly 160 million people worldwide are affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods. Thanks to data, an increasing number of natural disasters can be predicted, enabling people to safely evacuate in time. This way, data can make an enormous difference in… Read More

510 & VANDERSAT

510 and VanderSat sign agreement to research the use of microwave measurements for Impact Based Forecasting   WHAT: 510 and VanderSat signed a research agreement to pilot how satellite data-based recommendations can support flood and drought forecasting. The plan is to utilize VanderSat's Soil Moisture Monitoring, where sensors from space gather soil moisture conditions and… Read More