Predicting Floods with Flickr Metatags

Disclosed Non-Personal Data Humanitarian


A research article released in 2017 sought to improve flood prediction by scraping and analyzing tags from Flickr, the photo-sharing website. The paper demonstrates how “volunteered geographic data can be used to provide early warning of an event before its outbreak.” This finding provides a blueprint for data-driven prediction tools to improve situational awareness and deliver more accurate forecast of natural disasters.

Region: Europe and Central Asia

includes kosovo