I am a huge fan of social media and an even bigger fan of emergency response.
And, as capabilities expand in the realm of social media, I’m beginning to struggle with the role of big data in emergency response.
Yes, every day, we have increasing access to types of data as emergency response agencies.
We have GIS data layers that cover many different types of layers from critical infrastructure to vulnerable populations. We have cameras that monitor public spaces. We have river sensors that report flooding. You name it, a data layer can be created for it.
The problem is our humanity. How much …read more