Yearly Archives: 2011

NMTF Situation Room – Satellite Imagery Analysis: Mapping IDP Settlements in Somalia

Dear NMTFers, The New Media Task Force is pleased to introduce our first Situation Room of the 2011-2012 school year this Friday, November 4th, from 2:10 to 5:00pm in Room 1401 IAB on Satellite Imagery Analysis: Mapping IDP Settlements in Somalia – a New Media Task Force contribution to Phase II of a joint Standby Task Force and UNHCR project. If you did not attend the basic training session in Crisis Mapping last Monday, October 24th, please note this in the registration form below and bring this to our attention on […]

Data Manipulation in Excel using Pivot Tables and VLookUp

IEPA and SIPA New Media Task Force present as part of both the IEPA Training Academy and the NMTF Tools of the Trade series: Data Manipulation in Excel using Pivot Tables and VLookUp Monday March 28th 2 – 3:30 p.m, 405 IAB Natalie Tang (MPA 2012) and Saira Qureshi (MDP 2012) will be leading a training session on data manipulation within excel. Saira will be going over how to prepare a data set for optimal searching and sorting, using pivot tables to display required fields […]

Giving People Voice

“Giving People Voice” Thursday, March 24th 2011 4:00 p.m. 1219 IAB Tapan Parikh Speaker Bio: Tapan Parikh is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.  Tapan’s research interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), mobile computing and information systems for microfinance, smallholder agriculture and global health.  For the past ten years, Tapan has been designing, developing and deploying information systems in the rural developing world – initially in India, and now also in Latin America and Africa. Tapan’s dissertation project, […]

Disaster Response for Japan (and Affected Areas)

On Friday, March 11th, an earthquake hit the eastern coast of Japan with a magnitude of 8.9, followed by aftershocks and a tsunami. Many tsunami warnings and watches were issued for the entire Pacific Rim area. Explosions ensued at the Fukushima nuclear plant and cooling systems are experiencing failures. All aspects of this crisis are under heavy watch. We urge you to follow the situation using the helpful resources below. Crisis Mappers across the globe have mobilized. An urgent response is needed in monitoring of […]