Publication Details

Turpin, E., Holderness, T. & Wickramasuriya, R. (2014). A geosocial intelligence framework for studying & promoting resilience to seasonal flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia. International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure (ISNGI 2014) (pp. 1-1). London, United Kingdom: University College London.


PetaJakarta.org is a web-based platform developed to harness the power of social media to gather, sort, and display information about flooding for Jakarta residents in real time. The platform runs on the open source software CogniCity-an OSS platform developed by the SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong-which allows data to be collected and disseminated by community members through their location-enabled mobile devices. The project uses a GeoSocial Intelligence Framework to approach the complexity of Jakarta's entangled hydraulic, hydrological and meteorological systems and thereby converts the noise of social media into knowledge about urban infrastructure and situational conditions related to flooding and inundation. In this paper, PetaJakarta.org co-directors will discuss their GeoSocial Intelligence Framework as it applies to their preliminary findings from their 2014 Twitter #DataGrant, which has allowed them to develop a correlative analysis between historic social media information, the Jakarta government's flood maps, and the infrastructure used to manage critical flood emergencies.