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Mapping Technology Helps Direct Tsunami Aid Efforts

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Mapping Technology Helps Direct Tsunami Aid Efforts

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Mapping Technology Helps Direct Tsunami Aid Efforts

Mapping Technology Helps Direct Tsunami Aid Efforts

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It's hard to know how many people are affected when disasters like a tsunami strike remote areas. But a new approach to population mapping called LandScan is improving the ability of relief agencies to estimate how many people need help. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.