Thursday, September 8, 2005

Katrina PeopleFinder Project: Community-based information

Today was a bit of a roller coaster. PFIF uploads are functional on the server. We parsed our first inbound PFIF feed. Volunteer data entry started up again. We had a little community "crisis of conciousness" as it became aparent that would become a defacto standard.

And the community came together again, thought about it for a sec, figured we still had a niche, then redoubled its efforts. Very cool. Check out the Shelter Project, a massively parallel effort to identify shelters and gather PFIF compliant data for the search engine. Current community thinking seems to be that we may be more effective at nationally aggregating shelter data quickly, especially from small community based agencies.

Status of sites implementing PFIF feeds is here.Link

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