Q+A: Crisis mappers look at Haiti lessons and beyond

Published on 01 October 2010

The combined power of social networks, mobile phones and mapping technology has created an unprecedented opportunity to enable citizens to seek help in a disaster, experts say. (..) Jen Ziemke and Patrick Meier founded the International Network of Crisis Mappers, which links many organisations developing crowdsourcing for humanitarian work (..). What sort of partnerships would you like to see in the future? Meier: (..) Another example that actually happened in Haiti was when World Food Programme and other search-and-rescue teams teams sent students at Fletcher university hundreds of locations that they needed GPS coordinates for.

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