Category Archives: CrisisSignal

How crowdsourcing is mapping the communities everyone forgot

Since OpenSignal depends on community crowdsourcing to collect data from millions of smartphones, we’re always interested in interesting crowdsourced projects. One that caught our attention is the Missing Maps Project, which aims to map out vulnerable neighborhoods and communities around … Continue reading

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Our academic partners

At OpenSignal we like to promote and keep track of all research related to our fields of interest. If, like us, you speak crowdsourcing, mobile sensor technology and big data, you might want to check out some of these papers … Continue reading

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CrisisSignal launched in Ebola afflicted regions

When disasters strike, whether conflicts, flooding, earthquakes or epidemics, the effectiveness of the emergency response can often mean the difference between life and death. Mobile phones have a crucial role to play in emergency response, and will only grow in … Continue reading

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