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Students make maps for the Philippines and Belize without leaving campus

Students at George Washington University use OpenStreetMap to create a digital map of a rural area in the Philippines on Nov. 15, 2019. Foto: Washington Post photo by Lauren Lumpkin

WASHINGTON - With Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" humming in the background, about two dozen students at George Washington University traced skinny lines and square-shape landmarks on a satellite image of a rural chunk of Mindanao, the second-largest island in the Philippines.

They are in the early stages of piecing together a map of the region where half of the country's food is grown but where most people live in poverty...

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