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Crisis map for japanese disaster

This service provides earthquake information to everyone.

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The original crisis mapping tool, Ushahidi, has already launched a local Japanese platform. Anyone on the ground can text in the location of a trapped person, and these locations are then collected on a map. You can also text in where to find aid, a pop-up hospital or a precarious building that should be avoided.

available only in japanese.


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This looks like an incredible tool. To me, Ushahidi is not just fostering connections among people via technology - it is allowing people (many of whom have their own wellbeing to look out for) to help their peers by sharing information. They are sharing information they need in a very trying time, and people are going to this platform because they need this information too. There is a common ground established by the flow of information.

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thanks for your comment. This tool has been used for several occasions, and looks quite helpful. would love to explore further applications of this tool.

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