Supporting disaster response with a single click
Micromappers is a crowdsourcing mapping project where volunteers analyse images of landscapes taken by UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and then tag various flora and fauna in the images, helping to create deeper, meaningful maps of areas around the world.
For example, one recent project asks users to identify coconut tree trunks in the Philippines. Many coconut trees were destroyed in a recent typhoon and there is a need to provide data on the number of trees which remain, coconut farming being one of the largest industries in the Phillippines. Users of micromappers are helping by reviewing images online and identifying dead and healthy trees.
Last updated: 04th of June, 2014