May 19, 2019
Facebook Disaster Maps: Aggregate Insights for Crisis Response & Recovery
Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM)
In this paper, we describe the data and methodology that power Facebook Disaster Maps. These maps utilize information about Facebook usage in areas impacted by natural hazards, producing aggregate pictures of how the population is affected by and responding to the hazard. The maps include insights into evacuations, cell network connectivity, access to electricity, and long-term displacement.
By: Paige Maas, Shankar Iyer, Andreas Gros, Wonhee Park, Laura McGorman, Chaya Nayak, Alex Dow