The Humanitarian Open Street Map team has mobilized to help with the terrible earthquake in Nepal, fairly close to the capital Kathmandu. Please pass along the following link to your students and colleagues:
OSM tasking manager is a crowd-mapping tool funded by US-AID, the World Bank, AusAID, and others. This collective effort will help to establish a building and roadway footprint map for rapid damage assessments and asset inventories in and around Kathmandu. These maps will be invaluable to the relief and early recovery efforts.
The tool is very straightforward and anyone can do it.