Online tools ‘decentralising disaster relief efforts’

in 2013, Enrique Silva, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers
February 5th, 2013

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Enrique Silva, Metropolitan College

Disaster response and relief efforts are becoming more dynamic and decentralised with the development of web-based geospatial technologies, says a study…

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“I don’t think the website [was of much] use given the precarious condition of Internet connections in Haiti, but the maps were extremely useful. Port-au-Prince was paralysed and the people who had to make decisions didn’t have access to the affected neighbourhoods. The maps allowed them to see what they couldn’t see personally.”

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