While people in Chennai are battling with the flood waters, five young minds created a real-time map of the city highlighting the flooded areas so that rescue and relief efforts can be well coordinated.
Screengrab of the map in Github.
The five – Prasanna V Loganathar, Sajjad Anwar, Sanjay Bhangar, Aruna S, and Arun Ganesh – built the map which allows users to report which area in Chennai is underwater.
Clockwise from left: Sajjad Anwar, Sanjay Bhangar, Prasanna, Aruna, and Arun Ganesh.
It works in almost the same way as a location pointer on Google Maps – you zoom in and click on the area flooded. It is then highlighted in pink.