Tag: data

  • Introducing Data Models for Human(itarian) Services

    Introducing Data Models for Human(itarian) Services

    This was originally posted at Sarapis Immediately after a disaster, information managers collect information about who is doing what, where, and turn it into “3W Reports.” While some groups have custom software for collecting this information, the most popular software tool for this work is the spreadsheet. Indeed, the spreadsheet is still the “lingua franca”…

  • Sandy, Sahana and Sarapis

    When “Superstorm Sandy” hit New York City on October 30th, dozens of relief organizations, hundreds of grassroots groups and thousands of people mobilized to provide aids to those most affected. The challenge of coordinating such a relief effort was felt by everyone involved. How do…The post Sandy, Sahana and Sarapis appeared first on Sarapis.