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[1 Nov 2018 | Comments Off on Stats4Good: Data for Good Researchers Respond to Hurricanes | ]

Data for Good researchers perform vital roles in mining social media, mapping, geospatial analysis, resource optimization, and other analytic functions, partnering with organizations that put boots on the ground to provide critically important information, logistical support, and guidance for hands-on relief efforts. Crowdsourcing can play an important role in bringing together many resources in a short time in response to a crisis. As a result, many organizations now sponsor hackathons and data dives and create applications to collect crowdsourced information from people in affected areas.