When a disaster strikes, humanitarian mapping teams do their best to quickly and accurately map the affected area, providing the missing details about roads, buildings, shelters, and other objects. One particular challenge coordinators face is choosing the area that needs to be mapped, while balancing out the number of volunteers, the size of the affected area, and the disaster response timeframe.
That's where Kontur was able to offer a shortcut. Utilizing the capabilities of Kontur's platform, we built Disaster Ninja - an interactive dashboard that presents the event's details and all available datasets in a succinct, visual form. This helps mapping teams save precious time and get the essential information in the hands of those who need it faster.Read more
No person, regardless of who they are or where they live, should be without the world's best technology to keep them safe during natural or man-made disasters. The confluence of early warning systems, community platforms, machine learning, social listening, and geo-location create an opportunity to develop real-time paths to safety for anyone in danger.
Enter Beacon, a solution that leverages innovative tech to create an intelligent emergency response service for citizens and responders alike. Beacon NGO is a collaborative effort lead by a group of business and government organizations like the American Red Cross and Salesforce, among others. Kontur is a key engineering partner that works together with Beacon’s partners to make it happen.