Crowdsourcing for Natural Disaster Response: An Evaluation of Crisis Mapping The 2010 Haitian Earthquake

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, causing catastrophic damages that resulted in at least 300,000 dead, 300,000 serious injuries, and 1.8 million homeless. The destruction was so complete that roads were no longer visible. While buildings, roads, power, and other infrastructure have taken years to restore, mobile phone service was restored almost immediately.

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