How can we combine technology and digitalisation with doing good? That is the main focus for the 2017 Impact Night series organized by and at the Impact Hub Bergen. Last evenings Impact Night was about Tech for Change and disaster response. Therefore the Impact Hub team invited Per Aarvik, President of the StandbyTaskForce, Sam Applebee, the founder of Super Global, and Melanie Eckle of our HeiGIT disaster mapping and management team to share their experiences and to discuss how to use technology and digitalisation, like crowdsourcing and mapping, as useful tools to improve humanitarian response during natural disasters and other crises.
Melanie Eckle presented the work of the Missing Maps project and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team (HOT) and shared her experiences about working in and with the Missing Maps and HOT community.