Vivien Deparday

Current: Since November 2012, I joined the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery Labs (GFDRR Labs) at the World Bank where I work on the Open Data for Resilience Initiative on designing and implementing project for natural disaster risk management involving data collection and community mapping using OpenStreetMap, ODK, etc... ; data sharing and data dissemination: open data policies, deployment of geospatial data sharing platform using GeoNode ; usage of the data for Disaster Risk Management for World Bank projects and government clients.

I am an open source enthusiast, supporter, contributor, user of Linux and multiple open source GIS over time. I am currently particularly involved with the GeoNodeInaSAFE and OpenStreetMap communities.

I graduated in 2010 with a Masters of Science from the University of Waterloo and the French engineering degree of the Ecole Centrale de Lille. My research focuses on Public Participatory GIS, Volunteered Geographic Information, Open Source GIS and geovisualization. I particularly worked on the use of Web-based and open source GIS and visualization tools to improve the utility of VGI.

My thesis is entitled "Enhancing Volunteered Geographical Information (VGI) Visualization with Open Source Web-Based Software". A demonstration of the application that I had developed for my MSc is still available along with a trac instance that provides a short description of the application.

From 2009 to 2012 (part-time and then full time), I worked at the Social Planning Council of Ottawa as a project manager for the Community Information and Mapping System. A project that looks to make the use of socioeconomic data and their visualization accessible and useful for small non-profit organizations, quasi-governmental and governmental organizations.

In 2010, I put together an application for the Open Data Application Contest in Ottawa called GreenTripPlanner using the open source project OpenTripPlanner.

Contact: vivien.deparday at gmail.com

Publications:

  • 2014, Contributed to Open Data for Resilience Iniative: Planning an Open Cities project - Full publication
  • 2014, Contributed to Understand Risk - The Evolution of Disaster Risk Assessment from GFDRR - Full publication
  • 2014, Contributed to Open Data for Resilience Initiative Field Guide from GFDRR - Full publication
  • R. Feick, V. Deparday. 2010. "Evaluating selected visualisation methods for exploring VGI" Geomatica Vol. 64, No. 4: 427-437.  Abstract Full article
  • Hall, B, R. Chipeniuk, R. Feick, M. Leahy and V. Deparday. 2010. “Community-based production of geographic information using open source software and Web 2.0” International Journal of Geographic Information Science 24(5): 761-781. Abstract

Thesis:

  • V. Deparday. 2010 "Enhancing Volunteered Geographical Information (VGI) Visualization with Open Source Web-Based Software" Full

Course Paper:

  • V. Deparday. 2008 "Open source GIS to support community-based organizations" Full

Presentations and posters:

  • V. Deparday and R. Feick. "Methods for the Evaluation of Geovisualization Techniques to Explore Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)", Canadian Association of Geographers conference, Calgary, Alberta, May 31-June 4th, 2011
  • V. Deparday, "Students' perspectives on the Phase III (2005-09) project: Promoting sustainable communities through spatial decision support", Annual Geoide Scientific Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 27-29, 2009
  • V. Deparday and R. Feick. “Enhanced visualization of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)”, Poster presented at the 11th Annual Geoide Scientific Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 27-29, 2009.
  • Feick, R., B. Hall, R. Chipeniuk, M. Leahy and V. Deparday. “Map discussions for citizen-based identification of community assets”, Poster presented at the 11th Annual Geoide Scientific Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 27-29., 2009.