Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts.
Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people, to allow humanitarian organizations an local actors to work more efficiently during crisis or for local development projects.
Using the free and contributive platform OpenStreetMap (OSM), the “Wikipedia of maps”, anybody can help mapping anywhere on the planet: you just need a computer, a mouse and an internet connection! The data is then completed in the field by NGO workers and the local community, and used to create maps and other decision-making tools.
Since 2014, almost 45,000 contributors have already put on the map 16.5 million buildings and 14 million kilometers of roads!
Join us, and don’t forget to bring your laptop, and your mouse!
CartONG invites you to a mapathon to discover participatory humanitarian mapping: no need to be an expert, anybody can do it!
Session animée par Martin Noblecourt
Français (Mercredi 14h-17h)
Anglais (Jeudi 9h-12h)
Les sessions sont libres et gratuites mais le nombre de places étant limité à 15 par session il est nécessaire de s'inscrire.
Pour vous inscrire, adresser un Email à : firstname.lastname@example.org