Visualizing humanitarian information through interactive tools has the opportunity to help users digest multiple and complex information. OCHA’s Visual Information Unit, with technical support of ReliefWeb, has developed a pilot timeline map to display humanitarian information, situation timelines and maps.
What has been the focus of humanitarians over the past decade? Which countries have experienced disasters? What are humanitarian organisations reporting about? Where have the humanitarian jobs been located? To help answer some of these important questions we've developed ‘ReliefWeb Content Trends’, an interactive way of analyzing ReliefWeb’s extensive humanitarian information database.
Data is critical to making informed decisions during disasters but often humanitarian data is hard to find and use for analysis. We are launching a new lab project to create a prototype data platform for the humanitarian community.
ReliefWeb's API enables new tools using ReliefWeb content. As a part of the potential tools to be built using the API, we're launching a disaster tracker prototype to enable filtered access to reports along with external data like Twitter, EM-DAT Disaster Database, and UNDP's Human Development Index. Check out the open source code on Github.
Are you developing innovative online products targeting humanitarians? Then ReliefWeb’s API (application programming interface) could be a great tool for you. Our new API will enable developers to create online applications using ReliefWeb’s content.
To help you stay informed in your area of humanitarian expertise we have introduced a category of content pages called “Topics”. These thematic topics will categorise information under a particular issue or theme. “Food and Nutrition” is our first Labs trial topic page.
The new Disaster Topic pages will offer global analysis, lessons-learnt and other in-depth reports organized by disaster type. Each page will display the locations of disasters in the past 12 months on a dynamic world map, and links to alerts and monitoring tools by specialized institutions.