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Volunteers digitizing in OSM for flood in Sri Lanka

Since the beginning of the week of May 15th, large areas of Sri Lanka have been deluged by torrential rains caused by a slow moving tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal which has brought flash flood and landslides to 22 of country’s 26 districts. GISCorps volunteers joined many other volunteers in Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) digitizing buildings and roads in the affected areas. This project is led by Emmor Nile, a GISCorps volunteer and GISCorps’ OSM/HOT subcommittee lead. One of the contributors Suthakaran Sundaralingam from Sri Lanka recently shared the following photos with us. Currently 31 volunteers from 13 countries are contributing to this project.

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