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Project has promise to save millions
A research project from University of Wollongong,’s SMART Infrastructure Facility could be used to help the more than 300,000 people evacuated from their homes in India following the devastating damage caused by Cyclone Hudhud on October 12.
PetaJakarta.org is a web-based platform used to harness the power of social media to gather, sort, and display information about flooding for Jakarta residents in real time.
One of the directors of Peta.jakarta.org Dr Etienne Turpine - a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the SMART Infrastructure Facility - said the Peta Jakarta project is looking at how to use data from social media to help produce strategies to respond to infrastructure problems that come along with rapid development, like natural disasters.
Researchers with the project are working to design and implement PetaJakarta.org as a means to gather, select, and sort information gathered from social media in which residents of a city or country talk about things like flooding or evacuations during disasters.
If you would like to donate to the PetaJakarta research project, click through to our Giving online page. One hundred per cent of all gifts to UOW are directed to the project or fund requested by supporters.