Using technology to bring relief to Haiti

Aid and relief workers are utilizing volunteer-driven technology to map the shattered city of Port-au-Prince. This resource is available on the web and as an iPhone app.

From the article by Brady Forrest:

"Crisis Mappers from around the world have been working around the clock to create maps and other tools for relief workers in Haiti. The earthquake caused tremendous damage to the road network and updated maps are necessary to enable food and volunteers to traverse the island.

The volunteer-driven Open Street Map project has become a central data source for the Crisis Mappers. It is regarded by many as the most up-to-date map of the area. It combines UN damage assessment, digitized imagery, Public Domain Topos and other base data."

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