Tools

We integrate open source platforms used by the world’s most effective government agencies, humanitarian organizations and media companies to create a solution that meets the needs of organizations and networks.

 

CKAN

Data

Sahana

Resources

WAGN

Knowledge

Used by 18 million websites, including TechCrunch

Sites

 

Our alliance of technologists is making hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of software available to the NYC:Prepared community free of charge because we’re passionate about getting the world’s best software tools into the hands of New York City-based groups working on disaster relief and community resilience challenges.

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Data Repository

 

 

Our data repository allows individuals and groups to upload, organize, share, preview, host, download, browse and search for files of all shapes and sizes. It contains over 100 datasets useful to communities such as elevation files, flood projections, community district boundaries, census tracts and more. Community members can request additional datasets and we’ll work with our data partners to make them available.

“CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers wanting to make their data open and available.”

CKAN is the same software used by Data.Gov.

 

 

Resource Management System (RMS)

 

 

Our implementation of Sahana EDEN has the following features:

  • Feed Management: Filter, curate and share news and events from hundreds of NYC-based relief and resilience organizations.
  • Request Queues: Make requests for supplies and people and fulfill the requests of others.
  • GIS and Data Visualization: View data from the IMS and our CKAN repository on maps.
  • Network Directory: Access, edit and update the network’s extensive directory of contacts.
  • Inventory and Logistics Management: Manage facilities, shipping, receiving, inventory and asset management.

“Eden is a flexible humanitarian platform with a rich feature set which can be rapidly customized to adapt to existing processes and integrate with existing systems to provide effective solutions for critical humanitarian needs management either prior to or during a crisis.”

Sahana EDEN is the same software used by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescents.

Knowledge Base

 

 

We’ve put together a dynamic and flexible “wiki” that enables people to quickly upload personal stories, and build deep knowledge resources about complicated tasks. This system is designed to help people make choices about what tools and techniques they should use to overcome challenges associated with disaster relief and community resilience.

“Wagn is designed for continuously creating new ways to digest and use information by combining and recombining its parts. The basic building block of Wagn is called the card. Cards are very simple — they just have a name, a type, and some content. But by combining and connecting cards, Wagneers can create greater and greater wholes.”

Wagn is the same software used by Connectipedia.org.

Website Builder

 

 

We’re offering a free website to your organization powered by the popular WordPress content management system. This website integrates with the NYC:Prepared ecosystem of tools and has a number of features useful to disaster relief and community resilience groups:

  • News posts and feeds
  • Event calendar and feeds
  • Newsletter
  • Social media integration
  • Form building and management
  • Donation processing
  • Customize headers, colors and more

“WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”

WordPress Multisite is the same software used by CNN.com blogs.