• Question: What could teenagers do to support Harvey response efforts?

    warren asked on September 07, 2017 20:48
    66 views | 1 answers | #14844


    Via a teenager who attended the Harvey Response Open Call, I wanted to repost this question as it's a really good one.



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    Remote mapping support through Open Street Map (OSM) has my vote. Mapping buildings and roads after a disaster supports first responders on the ground who may or may not be from the affected area. And first responders/locals in an affected area often lose their bearings on what was there due to the trauma experienced after the disaster.

    Hurricane Harvey Projects on the OSM Tasking Manager: http://tasks.openstreetmap.us/?sort_by=priority&direction=asc&search=harvey

    Hurricane Irma Projects on the Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) Tasking Manager: http://tasks.hotosm.org/?sort_by=priority&direction=asc&search=irma

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