Using High-Tech Maps to Help Japan | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Filed Under:

Using High-Tech Maps to Help Japan

Play associated audio
Hiroyuki Iseki, assistant professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland, was part of a team that developed a GISMap.
Sabri Ben-Achour
Hiroyuki Iseki, assistant professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland, was part of a team that developed a GISMap.

After the earthquake and tsunami battered Japan last month, University of Maryland Professor Hiroyuki Iseki put his map-making skills to the test. As environmental reporter Sabri Ben-Achour tells us, Iseki has helped develop an online tool to show residents and emergency responders how to find shelter, water and other necessities.

[Music: "Rescue Me" by Erasure from Erasure]

NPR

How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations

Amy Clampitt was named a MacArthur genius in 1992. Today, the home she bought with her award money is used to house rising poets in tuition-free residencies.
NPR

Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
NPR

House Could Vote $500 Million To Arm, Train Syrian Rebels

The possible vote to authorize the Obama administration's plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command.
NPR

When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.