Open Source Maps Guide Haiti Relief Efforts

    Open source maps are helping keep relief efforts in Haiti on track, Anya Kamenetz writes in Fast Company.

    “The most amazing thing to me about this global response to the disaster is the degree to which volunteers have been able to make a significant impact on the relief situation while sitting at their own desks, thousands of miles away,” according to Schuyler Erle, an open source map expert.

    Erle, along with Tom Buckley, a developer of mapmaking program GeoCommons Maker, is advising the World Bank on the use of crowd-sourced mapping for relief efforts in Haiti.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.