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"From the Ted Talk by Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies"

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In 2008, Cyclone Nargis daveatestd Myanmar. Millions of people were in severe need of help. The U.N. wanted to rush people and supplies to the area. But there were no maps, no maps of roads, no maps showing htlpiaoss, no way for help to reach the cyclone victims. When we look at a map of Los Angeles or London, it is hard to believe that as of 2005, only 15 penrect of the world was maeppd to a geo-codable level of deital. The U.N. ran headfirst into a problem that the mraitjoy of the world's populous faces: not having detailed maps.

Open Cloze

In 2008, Cyclone Nargis __________ Myanmar. Millions of people were in severe need of help. The U.N. wanted to rush people and supplies to the area. But there were no maps, no maps of roads, no maps showing _________, no way for help to reach the cyclone victims. When we look at a map of Los Angeles or London, it is hard to believe that as of 2005, only 15 _______ of the world was ______ to a geo-codable level of ______. The U.N. ran headfirst into a problem that the ________ of the world's populous faces: not having detailed maps.

Solution

  1. devastated
  2. hospitals
  3. majority
  4. mapped
  5. percent
  6. detail

Original Text

In 2008, Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar. Millions of people were in severe need of help. The U.N. wanted to rush people and supplies to the area. But there were no maps, no maps of roads, no maps showing hospitals, no way for help to reach the cyclone victims. When we look at a map of Los Angeles or London, it is hard to believe that as of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped to a geo-codable level of detail. The U.N. ran headfirst into a problem that the majority of the world's populous faces: not having detailed maps.

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