Data-sharing website could be a life saver during Nepal crisis
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During a humanitarian crisis, first response units and NGOs rely heavily on hastily sourced information to enable them to begin vital rescue missions. In the past — after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines for instance — essential documents such as maps, population densities and climate data were gathered from the government. Often these were in unusable formats, needing to be processed and retyped, and costing valuable time as a result.
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