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Japan: OpenStreetMap Aggregates Typhoon Info

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Disaster, Media & Journalism, Travel
Typhoon Wipha in Izu Oshima island [1]

A screenshot of OpenStreetMap for Izu Oshima island. 

OpenStreetMap users volunteered their time to create a crisis map of Izu Oshima island [1] [ja], a small island to the south of Tokyo where more than a dozen of people were killed by mudslides triggered by this week's deadly Typhoon Wipha [2]. The red dots on the map represent reports submitted by users, which give information on things such as disaster relief, blocked roads, and water supply.