Collaborative Map Making

Tue 10th Dec 2013

Collaborative Map Making TED Talk

As of 2005 only 15% of the world had been accurately mapped. This figure is drawn into stark contrast in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. Without access to an accurate map, aid and relief can be slowed down considerably and during the recovery process can hide the economic potential of unused land or roads. Lalitesh Katragadda’s TED talk highlights a collaborative map making tool that enables people around the globe to map their world. The power of collaborative mapping was highlighted in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake when in two days users of Open Street Map were able to completely map the country.