Tracking War in Gaza using Facebook

By Chris Albon

With the conflict continuing to rumble in the Gaza Strip between Palestinian forces and the Israeli military, there has been a significant demand for information on the crisis. Using CrisisNET’s firehose of crisis data, we are

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Chris Albon24 Jul 2014

Making large CrisisNET requests with Python

By Chris Albon

CrisisNET has hundreds of thousands of crisis-relevant data points ready to be pulled down by users. However, as with most APIs, an individual request is limited to 500 data points so as not to overload our system.

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Chris Albon18 Jul 2014

Tracking Syrian Barrel Bombs

tracking barrel bombs in Syria using Facebook

By Chris Albon

Barrel bombs are improved explosive devices comprised of metal containers (sometimes, but not always barrels) filled with explosives, shrapnel, or chemicals (notably chlorine). The weapons are cheap and when dropped out of the back of a aircraft

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Chris Albon17 Jun 2014

Get Crisis Data with Python and pandas

By Chris Albon

CrisisNET provides a simple, powerful resource for accessing crisis-relevant data. This is a short introduction to pulling down data from CrisisNET and completing some simple data wrangling tasks using Python's pandas module — setting you up to start

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Chris Albon12 Jun 2014

Analyzing the Sentiment of Ushahidi Reports

By Chris Albon

Since launching in 2008, Ushahidi's tools have helped individuals and organizations receive millions of crowdsourced reports on topics ranging from flooding in Pakistan to co-working spaces in Africa. We love that people use our products in diverse

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Chris Albon04 Jun 2014