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App to rescue Chennaiites from rains

To get to work on time on a rainy day, you need a rain coat, galloshes and RiskMap.in. During the monsoon in Chennai, it so happens that some low-lying areas are badly flooded while others are safe to traverse. So, people find the information on RiskMap.in handy. This MIT-supported website harnesses the power of social media to gather, sort, and display information about flooding in real time.

How it works

The platform adopts a “people are the best sensors” paradigm, where confirmed reports are collected directly from the users at street level in a manner that removes expensive and time-consuming data processing. Check it out. 

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