Map features
Events selection parameters
Relevance
Select topics


Proportion of selected reports
Distribution of selected reports by organization
Distribution of selected reports in time
Relevance of selected reports
Distribution of selected reports by category
Distribution of selected reports by event granularity
Distribution of selected reports categories in time
Distribution of selected reports granularities in time
Strongest Lexical specificities of organizations from selected reports
Weakest Lexical specificities of organizations from selected reports
Similarities between selected reports by categories and organizations
Wordcloud of selected reports for QuakeMap
Wordcloud of selected reports for Doctors without borders

Project

This webapp is a dynamic visualization of the knowledge two humanitarian organizations had in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake


Knowledge Geo was developed for a research project that uses case studies to empirically identify specific epistemic strengths and weaknesses from traditional and emerging practices for data gathering in humanitarian emergencies. This webapp is meant to compare knowledge produced by one digital and one classical humanitarian actor in order to visualize who knew what and when during the 50 first days after the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Each point of knowledge is related to a category of information (medical, relief needs, distribution, etc.), a date and a GIS coordinate extracted from both organizations data sets. The webapp also provides an analytical tool using semantic analysis to compare actors' description of the events.


Team


Jean-François Dubé
Jean-François is a philosophy teacher at Cégep de Granby and Master's student in philosophy at Université de Sherbrooke. This webapp was developed for his M.A. thesis.

François Claveau
François is assistant professor of philosophy at Université de Sherbrooke and holds the Canada Research Chair in Applied Epistemology. He supervises Jean-François on this project.

Jean-François Chartier
Jean-François was a data scientist at the Bureau des initiatives numériques until May 2019. He coded this webapp.


Contact

For further information, please contact:

Jean-François Dubé

Jean-Francois.Dube[email protected]