510/Red Cross: Saving human lives with data

510/The Red Cross is one of the challenge owners participating in the Hackathon for Good on the 17th and 18th of November.

After a disaster such as an hurricane or typhoon, the Red Cross manually determines (based of satellite images and aerial photographs) what damage to buildings has been done and which emergency aid is most needed and where. The programmers are challenged to develop a new/improved algorithm that automatically analyses a disaster area so that the Red Cross can assess the situation as quickly as possible.

Check the video below to learn more!

Emiel Lijbrink