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Interactive: Mapping damage in Philippines

Volunteers have tagged thousands of social media images to online maps and rated typhoon damage to assist aid efforts.

Al Jazeera staff | | Science & Technology, Environment, Humanitarian crises, Philippines

Philippines relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda by Filipinos, have been boosted by a "crowdsourcing" initiative with digital helpers from around the world.

Online volunteers have mapped where the worst affected areas are and rated the level of damage on the website,  MicroMappers Image Clicker .

The online crowdsourcing organisation, the  Standby Volunteer Task Force , has worked with the global humanitarian relief group GISCorps and the database organisation  ESRI  to create the below map.

Source: Esri

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