Crisis Mapping Analytics

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= The purpose of crisis mapping is to shift away from structural and tabular conflict analysis towards more dynamic, real-time and geo-referenced modeling.


CMA is used by:

  1. Ushahidi
  2. Development Seed
  3. NiJEL
  4. Emergencity
  5. Geo Commons
  6. InSTEDD
  7. In.itiative
  8. Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI).

(all present at the first Crisis Mappers meeting in November 2008.


  1. Geo-tagged Conflict Data
  2. Reality Mining techniques


Patrick Philippe Meier:

"The new field of Crisis Mapping Analytics (CMA) is in its infancy and requires a strong academic base, such as Harvard University, to serve as an incubator. Ultimately, the success of CMA resides on whether or not this methodology is more effective in galvanizing early and effective response, both top-town and bottom-up. Moreover, prediction alone will rarely ensure effective response. Just like disaster management in the case of earthquakes, preparedness and contingency planning at the local level will continue to be key for crisis response to save lives." (

More Information

  1. Patrick Philippe Meier: Crisis Mapping, Dynamic Visualization and Pattern Recognition
  2. Patrick Philippe Meier: The Past and Future of Crisis Mapping

See also:

  1. Neogeography
  2. War Views project
  3. Mobile Crisis Mapping