Become one of the citizen cartographers around the globe tracing and checking roads, buildings, and open spaces to assist people on the ground.


If you want to help Nepal, you can donate time and geospatial abilities by helping provide workers with better maps.  This is probably one of the easier on-ramps to collaborative mapping, and the help is desperately needed.  You can also have students explore the Nepal earthquake in ArcGIS online; this has become a ‘teachable moment’ and  IRIS provides powerpoint slides for teachers to this example in the classroom.

Tags: Nepal, disasters, physical, tectonics, mapping, geospatial.