Humanitarian Open Street Map Team: GIS as Relief Work

This network uses the the open source Open Street Map GIS system to assist disaster relief workers. Primarily, volunteers trace buildings, bridges or other items of interest that would illustrate how a locale looked before disaster struck. Thus, relief workers who encounter a destroyed area would be able to estimate where a building was before an earthquake or landslide, and possibly rescue people who are still trapped inside.

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Humanitarian Open Street Map Team (HOT)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015