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Tech Volunteers Build New Tools to Aid Haiti Relief Efforts

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UCSD programmer Tim Schwartz

Tim Schwartz, a programmer at the University of California-San Diego, helped develop a database for persons missing in the Haiti earthquake.

Credit: TechNewsWorld

Techies are gathering in person and online to collaborate on the development of new systems to support rescuers and relief workers on the ground in Haiti, and to provide victims with ways to communicate their needs and connect with one another. Among the projects: new maps of the disaster areas, a central missing persons finder, a text-messaging system for calls for help.

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