Volunteers, UN share data to provide humanitarian aid in Libya

Last week I noted a map mashup that aimed to document events occurring in Libya. But the next generation tool is already here, leveraging the experience and labor of Crisis Mappers and others in the Volunteer Technical Community (VTC) with the institutional support of the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

In true UN style, there is a list of common operational datasets incorporated into the map. These datasets provide a skeleton to the Crisis Map, while other data sources - mainstream media, twitter, flickr - flesh out the map and make it a dynamic tool.

View the Libya Crisis Map. (Consider the "Big Map" - last tab on the right, just beneath and adjacaent to the OCHA badge.)

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