A growing number of open source tools and lo-fi solutions offer local communities the ability to rapidly generate maps and provide real-time instructions for navigating uncharted or changing landscapes.

Instant mapping

Maps are a universal tool that have the ability to convey significant quantities of information, often transcending language and cultural barriers. This intuitive nature has made maps the medium of preference for creating a shared visual experience. A growing number of open source tools and lo-fi solutions offer local communities the ability to rapidly generate maps and provide real-time instructions for navigating uncharted or changing landscapes. This type of information becomes invaluable for individuals during times of crisis as they try to gain insights into their own communities.

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