Online volunteers map after typhoon

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team coordinates mapping effort after enormous storm devastated country

typhoon, crowdsourcing, map, OpenStreetMap, FlipOver

To provide rescue workers with high quality maps of areas in the Philippines hit by typhoon Haiyan.

Working on OpenStreetMap, a collaboratively map ? like Wikipedia, but for cartographers ? the volunteers have made over 1.5m changes, providing information for humanitarian aid workers on the ground and updating maps to reflect damage from the storm.

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