13 January 2011

Technology and Haiti Relief

A very neat infographic (click on it to see it close up) from the Knight Foundation that shows how "New Technologies Helped in Novel Ways with Haiti Earthquake Relief."
Relief workers used innovative technologies in unprecedented ways to aid in the recovery of quake-ravaged Haiti, a new report has found.
Interactive maps and SMS (Short Message Service) texts helped guide search-and-rescue teams and find people in need of critical supplies, as the Caribbean nation became a real-world laboratory for new communication tools.
HT Paul Clammer