Crowd-sourcing Goes Mainstream in Typhoon Haiyan Response

After typhoon Haiyan smashed into the Philippines on 8 November, an army of volunteers mobilized and worked around the clock to help guide relief efforts. But these were no boots on the ground. Instead, they were citizens from around the world who quickly analyzed satellite imagery and other data, generating maps to provide relief agencies with invaluable crowd-sourced information.

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