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After a natural disaster, a detailed knowledge of geography can save lives. First responders and relief workers need to know what was there before a disaster hit -- especially number and types of buildings -- in order to know how many people might be in trouble where. Using satellite imagery and open access software, anyone with a computer can help. You can get started with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team: www.hotosm.org/get-involved
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