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Crisis mapping the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti

Posted at 3:55 PM on January 14, 2010 by Sanden Totten (1 Comments)

The great thing about the Internet is that it's full of useful information. The bad thing about the Internet is that making sense of that information can be a monumental task. Especially when something like the recent earthquake in Haiti happens.There are reports, blog posts, YouTube videos, Facebook pictures and tweets flooding the web. But how to find the specific bit of information you need?

In step the crisis mappers. Crisis mapping is a global movement where enlightened tech nerds built an maintain a map full of useful information about a certain location. One site, Ushahidi, already has a map up and running to track events in Haiti. To find out more about this project, how it works and how it's helping, we called Ory Okolloh, Executive Director of Ushahidi.

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The one confirmed American death was a wonderful young man, graduate of Luther and a Senior at Wartburg Seminary. He, his wife and his cousin were in Haiti teaching young leaders. Ben died witnessing his faith.

Posted by bill | January 14, 2010 4:40 PM


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