Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Mapping Gaza

The people of Gaza face a deteriorating humanitarian situation. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Oxfam have reported on the situation as well. Open Street Map - the Free Wiki World Map - is mapping the country with the aid of volunteers to provide useful maps of the Gaza Strip in the immediate future for use by relief agencies and other people on the ground. And if you are a person who is familiar with Gaza, but not in Gaza presently, and you'd like to participate, go here for guidance. Whilst this may be far from the shores of Latin America and the Caribbean, it's an exemplary demonstration of community-based online mapping and courage.

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