Disaster-Mapping Project Helps Spread Reports Of The Czech Floods

Molly Jane Zuckerman | Net Prophet | June 13, 2013

The Krizová mapa Česka, or Crisis Map Czech, an online disaster-mapping project created by a Czech television channel, has provided Czech citizens with up-to-date information about the flooding in the Czech Republic.

Ushahidi, a crowdsourcing website, recently awarded the map “Deployment of the Week” for its work sharing the stories of those affected by the floods.

Jaroslav Valuch, a new media expert that has trained for TOL and other organizations across Eastern Europe, helped create the map in conjunction with Czech Television (CT), the popular Czech public broadcaster. Valuch is a co-founder and one of the coordinators of the Standby Task Force – Online Volunteer Community for Live Mapping. In January 2010 he helped deploy the Ushahidi Haiti platform a few hours after the earthquake hit the country.