Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Open-source system helps victims cope with disasters

During our time in the Asia Pacific, several folks have asked about the donation that IBM had made to the Philippines National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC).

"This is due to the cooperation between IBM Philippines and the National Disaster Coordinating Council, which came together in Guinsaugon to try out new equipment, as well as the Sahana open source disaster management system that IBM donated last year...

At Guinsaugon, the Sahana software helped NDCC and local officials keep track of the relief goods that came in droves for the victims. It also kept tabs of the location and number of victims in each temporary shelter set up around the affected area." (Infotech).

A demonstration of part of the Sahana solution can be found at:

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