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Mapping Haiti one Satellite Image at a Time

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Mapping Haiti one Satellite Image at a Time

This WASP image of the Haiti earthquake disaster was captured at 2,500 feet above ground level.

Ever since the earthquake in Haiti, we've spent Thursdays looking at different issues surrounding the relief effort. Today, we're looking how technology is transforming how we raise money and how we respond to disaster. This next story could have major implications for the Chile quake, where destruction is more widespread.

Shortly after the January twelfth tremor, the World Bank mobilized 500 scientists and experts from around the world to estimate and classify damage using high resolution aerial imagery from Google Earth and other sources. The operation, dubbed GEO-CAN, divided up the imagery piece by piece. Geography professor Chris Renschler  helped lead GEO-CAN.

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