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32. Online Mapmaking in Philippines

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A huge volunteer campaign to edit a Wikipedia-like site for maps has helped relief workers in the Philippines.  Read the article and then check out the OpenStreetMap site, it’s like Google Maps but can be user-edited like Wikipedia- pretty cool.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/11/how-online-mapmakers-are-helping-the-red-cross-save-lives-in-the-philippines/281366/

www.openstreetmap.org/

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