Monday, October 30, 2006

Sahana: Open Source Disaster Management

Sahana is a Free and Open Source Disaster Management system. It is a web based collaboration tool that addresses the common coordination problems during a disaster from finding missing people, managing aid, managing volunteers, tracking camps effectively between Government groups, the civil society (NGOs) and the victims themselves.
MD and Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps --

Rasmussen pointed to cooperation among civil and military teams, and among tech industry rivals Google, IBM and Microsoft in the development of Sahana, a free, open source disaster management system.

Strong Angel III: Lessons in disaster response from Strong Angel III

This ties in to the first responder's thread at two levels:

1) it provides a x-sectional glimpse at the current state of the market.
2) it gives a look into the needs of specific classes of responders
3) A demonstrable collection of service level applications (black boxes)