SoHumAwareness: Mikal Jakubal:
I’ve made some changes to the SoHumSlides2011 Crowdmap. Let’s use this as a test of the system and make a concerted effort to map slide damage. If anyone is interested, I can add you as an administrator (more the better) if you email me. Please share this post with your local contacts and encourage people to upload photos and reports with as much detail as possible. April 12 at 5:19pm
It is important that people work with this system and locate problems now, when there is no immediate emergency. There have been some problems uploading photos, so please try and upload more to see what happens (2mb max size, so cell phone …shots are best).
If you send any Tweets about any slide, add the #sohumslides2011 hashtag and it will automatically show up in the reports.
I don’t want to be the only administrator on this, so others need to ask to be put on. In a major disaster like a big earthquake, where we were using something like this to organize damage assessments and rescue efforts, we would need many people doing the administrative work.
Ideally, there would be many people who know the area (e.g. former residents) working remotely. That way they would be outside of the disaster area. April 12 at 5:26pm
I’ve set up a specific email address firstname.lastname@example.org just for this map/event. I can give the password out to anyone who wants to take on some admin roles.
I encourage everyone to check out Crowdmaps.com. It is easy to set up a Crowdmap and it can be done for anything: crowdsource monitoring of sudden oak death spread, mapping stream restoration projects, crowdsourced salmon surveys, cataloging all the various rain gauges in the county, using crowdsourcing to monitor and catalog CAMP raids. April 12 at 5:34pm
Rebecca Mcfarland: How can I help 🙂 April 12 at 7:00pm
Mikal Jakubal: Post any photos you have or encourage others to do the same. If there are no photos, a written description will do. If you feel like it, you can also have admin access (I need your name/email to put you on). That means you can confirm reports that come in (which has to be done before they show up on the map). The more people that do that, the better, just for practice. April 12 at 11:35pm