Thursday, January 14, 2010
Lalitesh Kattragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies (plus a photo essay about Haiti)
TEDTalks: Lalitesh Kattragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies
www.ted.com As of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped. This slows the delivery of aid after a disaster -- and hides the economic potential of unused lands and unknown roads. In this short talk, Google's Lalitesh Katragadda demos Map Maker, a group map-making tool that people around the globe are using to map their world.
American Red Cross Pledges Initial $1 Million to Haiti Relief
Send a $10 donation by texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999