Orchid Project

Collabmap: Crowdsourcing Disaster Maps

CollabMap is a crowdsourcing platform designed by researchers in the Agents, Interaction, and Complexity Group at the University of Southampton. The platform crowdsources the task of identifying building evacuation routes to a large number of users, by offering them freely available data, such as satellite imagery (e.g. Google Maps), panoramic views (e.g. Google Streetview) and building shapes to carry out this task.

The Collabmap project is funded by an EPSRC grant (EP/H500243/1) and by the ORCHID Programme and is carried out in collaboration with the Emergency Planning Unit at Hampshire County Council.


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