Resources: Tools

The democratization of information via the Internet has the potential to improve disaster response time greatly and save lives in vulnerable communities. Analysis of online social media can also help responders at all levels, from federal agencies to local Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), maximize the Internet’s value in providing just-in-time assistance.

The following are social media resources which have the potential to dramatically improve communication and coordination during time sensitive emergency situations.

Social Media Data Analysis Tools

Mapping Tools

  • Geocommons
    Uses data uploaded from the public all around the world to create datasets for mapping.

  • Geofeedia
    A social media management platform that uses a location-based search engine.

Social Media Dashboard

  • Hootsuite
    A dashboard that manages one’s multiple social networks and provides analysis of all social media tools.