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Crowdsourcing maps to provide disaster aid

Learn how volunteers coordinate online to submit vast quantities of mapping data in order to support disaster relief efforts.

In 2010, an earthquake of catastrophic magnitude hit Haiti, with devastating results. To deliver the aid required, aid workers needed the best possible understanding of the layout of the island, including its road network.

Watch this video to hear about how volunteers coordinated online to submit vast quantities of mapping data to the OpenStreetMap website in order to support the aid effort.

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