The Crowdsource module visualises publicly generated climate data in a digital map. Finding ready-to-use spatial data on climate hazards and vulnerable locations can be a challenge. Local crowdsourcing presents an opportunity to collect this information through methods such as community mapping. Citizens or specific user groups are asked to map climate information via a questionnaire. The resulting dataset can be used to validate technical data or help to prioritise actions. Besides collecting data, the crowdsource module engages citizens and initiates discussion, helping to raise public awareness about climate adaptation.
The tool has been used by students of the university of Cork. A tailored questionnaire has been designed to gather climate information from students. At this stage 49 inputs have been gathered and the current outcome can be visualized in a digital map. The map shows potential vulnerable areas or objects accompanied by pictures. Examples include floodplains, low bridges, clogged water drains and flooded areas.
The Crowdsourcing tool could be used to complement and verify output from other tools such as the Pluvial flood hazard and risk assessment, FloodAdapt tool in urban areas (C3S) and the Thermal Assessment Tool. In addition, the Crowdsourcing module can be embedded into the climate stories to support communication.
Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.
End user: Citizens
Link to the story: under construction