Analysis: Potential, pitfalls of “big data” for humanitarians

Analysis: Potential, pitfalls of “big data” for humanitarians

BANGKOK, 27 May 2013 (IRIN) – Humanitarians and crisis-affected communities are increasingly exploiting new technologies to gather near real-time information to prepare for, prevent and handle disasters, even as analysts caution against overreliance on “big data”.

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