Online tools ‘decentralising disaster relief efforts’

SciDevNet: Disaster response and relief efforts are becoming more dynamic and decentralised with the development of web-based geospatial technologies, says a study. Researchers writing in Disasters evaluated the experiences of Harvard University's Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) during the Sichuan and Haiti earthquake responses in 2008 and 2010, respectively. SPEED READ Web-mapping technology allowed a more decentralised response to Haiti's 2010 earthquake Maps and images were added to the site to assist......

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