Jakarta Citizens Using Twitter to Crowdsource Flood Information

The citizens of Jakarta (in the country of Indonesia) are using Twitter to map flooding problems. “PetaJakarta ‘listens in’ to Tweets from Jakarta residents. When it hears words like flood (or banjir in Indonesia), it automatically sends back a Tweet inviting users to participate in mapping flooding. It asks if people are experiencing flooding, and if so, can they send back a photo, some information, and turn on their GPS?”

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