Mapping Technology Helping Relief Efforts in Philippines

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Humanitarian Open Street Map is a sort of Wikipedia of mapping, which allows more than a million users to contribute. Now it's helping the Red Cross to determine where things were before Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines so relief workers can make crucial decisions. Since Saturday, some 400 volunteers have been making almost a million additions to free, online maps of areas in and around the Philippines. That's according to Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic.

Credits

Guests:
Mikel Maron - Humanitarian Open Street Map - @hotosm, Robinson Meyer - The Atlantic - @yayitsrob

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Evan George, Lata Pandya