Earthquakes, flooding, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, drought, cyclones, hurricanes and infectious disease epidemics...just a few types of disaster our world and it's inhabitants experience every year. Events like these are responsible for killing thousands of people across the globe, and significantly impact on the life of many hundreds of thousands more.
Often occurring in vulnerable geographic locations where no topographic maps are available, humanitarian disaster response and relief effort can be severely hindered through a lack of available geographic information.
Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which volunteers (anywhere in the world) can help map areas where humanitarian organisations are responding to incidents in vulnerable locations. OpenStreetMap data is created through this process.
Data capture events are hosted by supporters of Missing Maps across the globe, with data being managed through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team's Tasking Manager (TM) tool. To date, over 3,500 Missing Maps volunteers have collectively made 12 million edits to OpenStreetMap and put 7.5 million people on the map. thinkWhere is proud to have been involved in the development of the TM tool, and also actively support local Missing Maps events in Scotland. We encourage others to do the same.
Our next local Missing Maps event is taking place on Wednesday 28th February 2018 from 18:00 - 19:30. No experience is necessary for participating...just an appetite for this extremely worthwhile cause. We'll show you everything you need to know on the night...all you need to bring along is yourself and your laptop. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
If you'd like to join us, please register here .
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