With the two typhoons (Ferdie and Gener) that hit the metro the past two weekends, it was good to note that the government was on its toes monitoring the rainy situation with the MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) and PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) constantly giving out Twitter updates.
And speaking of crowdsourcing, a group of Filipino cartographers, through the help of Google, are ensuring the disaster preparedness of the Philippines in the future via Google MapUps. By digitally mapping the Philippines, these cartographers are able to give updated information of their communities in preparation for national disasters.
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