Title Quality analysis after action report for the crowdsourced aerial imagery assessment following Hurricane Sandy.
Author Munro, Robert ; Schnoebelen, Tyler ; Schuyler, Erle
Abstract This paper present s an after-action report for a large-scale damage assessment project that followed Hurricane Sandy's landfall on the Eastern seaboard of the USA in 2012. It was the first time that CAP and FEMA used distributed third-party information processing for the damage assessment, with 6,717 public volunteers evaluating the level of damage present in the images via an online crowdsourcing system. The paper examines the quality of the damage assessment evaluating the volunteer workers' performance in three ways: 1) how often volunteers agreed with each other; 2) compares volunteer assessment with that of experts; and 3) compares rating made by FEMA of the same grid locations.
Description: In: Proceedings of the 10th International ISCRAM Conference – Baden-Baden, Germany, May 2013. Edited by T. Comes, F. Fiedrich, S. Fortier, J. Geldermann and L. Yang
Subject: Volunteers
Damage assessment
Public participation
Hurricane Sandy, 2012
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10590/4287
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