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Facebook Disaster Maps - Using Data to Help Communities Recover and Rebuild

newsroom.fb.com - By Molly Jackman - June 7, 2017

Today, we are introducing disaster maps that use aggregated, de-identified Facebook data to help organizations address the critical gap in information they often face when responding to natural disasters. Many of these organizations worked with us to identify what data would be most helpful and how it could be put to action in the moments following a disaster.

This initiative is the product of close work with UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the World Food Programme, and other organizations. 

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Haiti - Hurricane Matthew - Cholera - Map Resources

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Zika - List of Map Resources

An expanding list of map resources related to Zika virus . . .

Map - PAHO | WHO - Zika
http://ais.paho.org/phip/viz/ed_zika_countrymap.asp

HealthMap - 2016 Zika Outbreak
http://www.healthmap.org/zika/#timeline

CDC - All Countries and Territories with Active Zika Virus Transmission
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries.html

FRONTLINE - The Spread of Zika
http://apps.frontline.org/zika/

2016 Zika Linked Microcephaly / Fetal Brain Disruption Sequence
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1RcVTrkYW6hax_iITjKUkEcBCVeI

Zika Virus - Zika Virus in United States, Territories, and Canada
https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=zv94AJqgUct4.kT4qLMXp3SLU&hl=en
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https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&hl=en&authuser=0&authuser=0&mid=zv94AJqgUct4.kT4qLMXp3SLU

Zika Virus - Mexico
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z-BJanWB3osk.kZw-wZDiyK14&hl=en_US 

 

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Map - PAHO | WHO - Zika

Geographic distribution of confirmed cases of Zika virus
(locally acquired) in countries and territories of the Americas, 2015-2016

http://ais.paho.org/phip/viz/ed_zika_countrymap.asp

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World Health Organization (WHO) - Ebola Portal - Map

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https://who-ocr.github.io/ebola-data/

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Ecological Footprint of Consumption Compared to Biocapacity

This map compares each country's total consumption Footprint with the biocapacity available within its own borders.

Many countries rely, in net terms, on the biocapacity of other nations to meet domestic demands for goods and services. For example: Japan imports Ecuadorian wood to make paper; Europe imports meat fed on Brazilian soy; the United States imports Peruvian cotton; and China obtains lumber from Tanzania.

  • World Total Biocapacity: 1.78 gha per capita
  • World Ecological Footprint of Consumption: 2.7 gha per capita (i.e. we are using more resources than the Earth can provide.)

Currently less than 20 percent of the world's population living in countries that can keep up with their own demands.

What is a global hectare (gha)?

A global hectare is a common unit that encompasses the average productivity of all the biologically productive land and sea area in the world in a given year. Biologically productive areas include cropland, forest and fishing grounds, and do not include deserts, glaciers and the open ocean.

Data source: Global Footprint Network's 2010 Edition.

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