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thinkWhere Powers Humanitarian Disaster Response with OpenStreetMap Management Tool

By [email protected] - 21st December 2017 - 15:51

Scottish GIS company, thinkWhere, is playing a vital role in enabling the delivery of emergency response and aid to areas hit by natural and humanitarian crises. Working with HOT – the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, thinkWhere has developed an advanced cloud-based mapping management system. Coordinating the work of tens of thousands of people around the world, the OSM (OpenStreetMap) Tasking Manager will improve the efficiency of map production, giving first responders and aid agencies faster access to up to date and accurate maps. HOT acts as the interface between the OpenStreetMap community, a collective of volunteers that use aerial photography, satellite imagery and low-tech field devices, such as GPS, to map features and infrastructure as well as people and events, and relief organisations.