We learned that the technology behind the site

When an earthquake hit Haiti in Supra Greece January 2010, thousands of family members flocked to the iReport web site to report missing loved ones. As a result, we adapted the standard media upload form to capture specific information designed to help people contact their friends and family in Haiti. Data was compiled into a database with more than 4,000 submissions and status updates. We learned that the technology behind the site needs to be flexible enough to adapt at a moments notice to demands we never expected when the site was launched.

Hurricane Irene: A moving target

Most recently, Hurricane Irene was featured North Face Norge as an iReport Open Story and this event provided the opportunity to add new data sources to the map view on our Open Story page. Layering the NOAA forecast cone and storm track data over the locations of iReports created a unique way to see this story unfold. In the future, we will undoubtedly be looking for new data sources Ralph Lauren Outlet to combine with information from the iReport system to help visualize events of the world.

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