re:publica 2011 – Patrick Meier – Changing the World, One Map at a Time

Maps are changing our world in ways we could hardly imagine just a few years ago? This presentation will explain why, giving a real world examples ranging from Haiti and Egypt to Libya and Japan. Today’s maps are live maps that combine crowds and clouds to drive social change. The presentation will highlight the latest in the field of crisis mapping by drawing on the remarkable efforts of a new initiative called the Standby Volunteer Task Force.

Learn more about re:publica:

re:publica: Eine jährliche Konferenz über Blogs, soziale Medien und die digitale Gesellschaft in Berlin. / re:publica is Europe’s most exciting and Germany’s biggest conference when it comes to blogs, social media, and our society in the digital age.

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