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


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