After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, volunteers across the globe began creating Internet-based maps to visually demonstrate where, according to media reports from the country, aid is most needed.
The lessons learned from crowdsourcing in Japan could one day benefit charities on Long Island. A map to which local groups would post data could help point food, clothing or other donations to areas that need it most. Charities could also post where and when they offer services. Our world is ever more connected. Crowdsourced maps are allowing us to use technology to improve our world.
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