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Thousands of people in remote parts of Nepal are still in need of medical help and basic supplies. But with roads damaged and buildings collapsed, knowing what aid is needed and where, is a challenge.

OpenStreetMap is a free, editable map of the world that anyone can add to, sometimes described as the Wikipedia of maps. The community of people online ranges from professional cartographers to anyone that wants to help.

Source: BBC News

Date: May 7th, 2015

Link to paste into browser to read article: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32603870 

 

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