Disaster Management

Superstorm Sandy
.  Dr. Wansoo Im worked with IMSOCIO students of Franklin High School in Princeton NJ to create a near real-time interactive map of Open and Sold out gas stations in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy so that persons in the region could identify gas availability. The site was used by FEMA and the White House to track gas availability in the weeks after the storm.

South Korean Earthquake. The NCMI created a crowdsourcing mapping website (http://www.mapplerk3.com/earthquake) for residents to identify damage resulting from the recent 5.6 earthquake in South Korean. The mapping website was created and online within two hours of the earthquake and allowed persons who were trapped in elevators and buildings to alert others of their situation.