Tools & Resources
In each disaster, many organizations develop purpose-built templates, applications, and tools to assist in leveraging the crowd as part of the overall relief effort. In most cases, these resources are open-sourced and are available to use for future disasters without having to start from scratch. Other commercially and publicly available data sources and applications can be used to support, analyze, and organize crowdsourcing efforts. This page serves as a repository of helpful resources for emergency managers, digital volunteer networks, and others working to leverage crowdsourcing for disaster response & recovery.
- Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) Open
- The Humanitarian Data Exchange
- Resilient Collaborative (ReCoLA)