John Crowley 30min

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Over the past five years, formal institutions in disaster management have shifted from using OpenStreetMap as an ancillary map to the base map for modeling, planning, and logistics. This new role comes with new responsibilities.

What do OpenStreetMap members need to know when interacting with big institutions? What new requirements and use cases are emerging as government ministries and UN agencies use OpenStreetMap for planning operations, investing in crisis preparation, and modeling the potential impacts of climate change and natural hazards? What protection issues do we need to confront around conflicts and refugees?

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