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

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    When somebody dies lonely and alone, Miyu Kojima steps in to clean their home and organise the mementos of their life.

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    The rise of the Orthodox Church in Russia appears unstoppable, write filmmakers Glen Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna who went to investigate the close ties between the church and Putin.

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    Much of India's media spurns a scoop about the son of PM Modi's right-hand man. Plus, NFL as platform for race politics.