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Using Maps to Prepare in Uganda | Global Disaster Preparedness Center

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The use of mapping technology can enhance preparedness activities by helping Red Cross national societies and other partners visualize hazards and risk factors.

In the towns of Lira and Gulu, Uganda, where the majority of residents live in thatched-roof huts, fire is a common hazard. Here digital maps are being used to help prepare for future fire emergencies by pinpointing most at-risk areas. 

url: http://preparecenter.org/content/using-maps-prepare-uganda

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Peace Corps + General Assembly MLK Day of Service Tickets, Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

The vast majority of the developing world lacks access to accurate digital geographic data. This data is crucial for public health and epidemiology, agricultural planning, economic development, local government operations and more. Peace Corps Volunteers and their host communities around the world have expressed a need for better access to geographic data, and participants in this event will assist them by using a simple online tool to trace roads and...

url: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-corps-general-assembly-mlk-day-of-service-tickets-20753956643

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How You Can Help with Hurricane Patricia

HOT OSM Hurricane Patricia

Hurricane Patricia made landfall in Mexico 7pm today. Do you wonder how you could possibly help out? One way is through building a better map for relief workers.

OpenStreetMap is a global map built by citizen mappers similar to the way Wikipedia is built. With about 1 hour of training, you can also edit the map in a way that would help the people of Mexico in this disaster.

Prepare by learning about OpenStreetMap.

Then join the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team on the front line with a Hurricane Patricia task.

If you have any questions, please email me.