New web software aids relief work

Online mapping tool developed in Kenya helping rescue work after natural disasers.

    Internet technology developed in Kenya is being used to help governments and aid workers on the ground in the wake of the recent earthquakes that struck Chile and Haiti.

    Ushahidi is an online mapping tool that collects e-mail, text and Twitter reports to provide real-time information to help rescuers pinpoint their search efforts.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from Columbia University in New York city where the technology is being applied.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

    Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

    Trump rage ignores the truth

    Trump rage ignores the truth

    Poor people living in the slums of Africa and Haiti have indeed a miserable life.