Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hurricane Response & Crisis Mapping

Crowdsourcing sharable maps for humanitarian relief efforts are becoming the new normal.

Three examples:
Harvey Relief http://harveyrelief.handiworks.co/relief-map
Irma Response http://google.org/crisismap/2017-irma
US Wildfires http://google.org/crisismap/us-wildfires

These maps include layers of geospatial data as KML files that can be downloaded for analysis. The Harvey Relief map includes crowd-sourced locational data for individuals to find aid.
The google crisis map layers include links to the original source KML data.

These maps can be used to inform humanitarian efforts around the globe.

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