Screenshot of USC's Spatial Crowdsourcing Platform, Mediaq (image) National Science Foundation Share Print E-Mail Caption The objective of the US team for this project is to devise effective techniques for comprehensive data collection. The challenge is that, during a disaster, the availability of information is spatially biased and some areas are not well covered by available information. Towards this end, USC's spatial crowdsourcing platform, dubbed MediaQ, is being utilized to collect pictures and videos on-demand from mobile devices of people in the vicinity of the disaster areas to facilitate effective collection, orchestration and aggregation of information. Credit Cyrus Shahabi, USC Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.