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Japan: Earthquake Crisis Mapping on Ushahidi

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Disaster, Technology

OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan [1] is using Ushahidi to map crisis information [2]. Volunteers can submit reports through a form [3] or by tweeting location information along with the hashtags #jishin (earthquake), #j_j_helpme (call for help), #hinan (evacuation), #anpi (safety status), or #311care (medical support). The hashtag for people working on the service is #osmjp.