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Wikidata:WikidataCon 2017/Submissions/The role of Wikidata in emergency response

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Submission no. 62
Title of the submission

The role of Wikidata in emergency response

Author(s) of the submission

Daniel Mietchen

E-mail address

Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Data Science Institute, University of Virginia

Type of session

Lightning talk

Length of session
  • 10min
Ideal number of attendees



Following up on my Wikimania talk on the role of Wikimedia in emergency response, I will zoom in here specifically on how Wikidata can help

  • educate about emergencies, their causes and effects as well as responses and prevention
  • document emergencies
  • document emergency preparedness
  • enhance emergency preparedness
  • respond to emergencies
What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. A better awareness of the actual and/ or potential role of Wikidata in the context of emergencies
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  1. Andrawaag (talk) 16:51, 31 July 2017 (UTC)