This Map Highlighting Flooded Areas In Chennai Is Helping People And Rescue Teams

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6:45 pm 3 Dec, 2015

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.

 

Chennai Floods

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.

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.


 

Flood Chennai

And here is the map.

 

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