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Red Cross Puts World’s Most Vulnerable Spots on the Map

Posted September 25th, 2015 at 1:32 pm (UTC-4)
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The American Red Cross is stitching thousands of crowdsourced photos into OpenStreetMap to get a better view of the world’s most vulnerable communities and assess their needs as part of its Missing Maps project. Founded by the Red Cross, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and Doctors Without Borders, the Missing Maps project plots out vulnerable sites in developing […]

Apps That Connect, Apps That Help

Posted January 23rd, 2015 at 3:02 pm (UTC-4)
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There is a mobile app for everything these days — from chatting to gaming, from learning to health and fitness. More recent apps glean users’ tastes to match them with others like them or parse their language to connect them with people they might be looking for. And then there are apps for emergencies that […]