MSF-USA invites you to participate in a Missing Maps event on Thursday, January 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at MSF's offices in New York City.
Founded by MSF, the Red Cross, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Missing Maps is powered by volunteers around the world and in your community who map underserved regions in order to provide international and local NGOs and individuals with maps and geographic data to better respond to crises. Using the OpenStreetMap platform ensures all data gathered under the project will be free, open, and available for use under an open license.
At this mapping party, we will be mapping parts of the world's most remote locations to help MSF respond more effectively to disease outbreaks. Both beginners and experienced mappers are welcome to join this Mapathon.
Step 1: Remote volunteers trace satellite imagery into OpenStreetMap.
Step 2: Community volunteers in those regions add local details such as neighborhoods, street names, and evacuation centers.
Step 3: Humanitarian organizations use mapped information to plan risk reduction and disaster response activities that save lives.
*Bring your laptop (and a mouse if you have one) and join MSF-USA for a fun, engaging evening that directly contributes to our humanitarian work in the field!
Food and drink will be provided. Learn more about the Missing Maps Project here.
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