CrowdTasker enables crisis managers to instruct large numbers of non-institutional (either spontaneous or pre-registered) volunteers with customizable tasks, contextual information, warnings and alerts, as well as to crowdsource information from them.
The received feedback is evaluated and visualized and provides crisis managers with a detailed overview of the situation, which is used in turn to trigger adequate disaster relief services.
When working with the volunteers that are already at a disaster site CrowdTasker allows the crisis managers to:
- Dramatically reduce the time and effort needed to exchange information with these volunteers;
- Differentiate between the volunteers based on their profiles (e.g. skills, health) and positions
- Address the people that potentially possess local knowledge;
- Alleviate the workload for emergency and response organizations;