Operationalizing crowdsourcing through mobile applications for disaster management in India

Vibhas Sukhwani, Rajib Shaw

研究成果: Article査読

20 被引用数 (Scopus)


The lack of real-time data on emergent disasters often restrains the decision maker's ability to counter its impacts, especially in developing countries like India. In this regard, the idea of leveraging mobile applications ‘apps’ for crowdsourcing disaster-related information has recently gained high prominence. To operationalize app-based crowdsourcing, this paper methodically investigates the current state of 33 freely-accessible disaster-related mobile apps in India. The study finds that majority of these apps are primarily educational, and their overall outreach is highly limited. It concludes with specific suggestions for enhancing community outreach, ensuring user-friendly interface and promoting Global Positioning System ‘GPS’ based apps.

ジャーナルProgress in Disaster Science
出版ステータスPublished - 2020 1月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地理、計画および開発
  • 環境科学(その他)
  • 安全研究
  • 地球惑星科学(その他)


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