In April, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Texas Water Science Center launched the first Twitter accounts to disseminate real-time flood and rain data.
FEMA operates “Watch Centers” to collect information from traditional, publicly-available media such as newspapers, radio, and television.
Though unlike Saint Bernards searching for lost adventurers in the Alps, Operation Dragon Fire has a wealth of data and information available to determine the best direction for disaster professionals to go in times of disaster.
The open exchange of data is crucial to creating an efficient disaster response plan. Similarly, in medical crises, dissemination speed is essential.
Since Pokemon Go was released a couple weeks ago, the app has launched itself into the top tier of apps. It’s application can be expanded far beyond data collection.
Operation Dragon Fire hosted a webinar in May entitled “Crisis Management Through Social Media Monitoring” hosted by Tracx.
A recent study published in Science Advances found that social media messaging can rapidly and accurately assess damage from a large-scale event.
Quite often, organizations do not have the capability to handle the 3 V’s of Big Data: volume, velocity and variety.
In April, ODF leaders presented “ODF in New York City: Improving Situational Awareness and Data Sharing” at the Preparedness Summit in Dallas.
ODF – or Operation Dragon Fire – is a partnership between national stakeholder organizations, academic institutions, and local and state agencies.