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Missing Maps Mapathon

02/03/2021 17:00

Missing Maps is a humanitarian project which aims to put the most vulnerable people on the map. The project was set up by the British Red Cross, American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. So where do I come in? Missing maps needs volunteers (you) to trace satellite imagery – in essence draw the roads and buildings. These maps are then validated by community volunteers on the ground and are used by humanitarian organisations to coordinate and plan disaster response and humanitarian relief. Never mapped before? No problem, come along to our first virtual mapathon and we will show you how to do it, it is easier than it sounds! 

Not only will you be helping some of the most vulnerable people on Earth, but you can count your volunteering hours towards your Exeter Award. If you are interested, then please log in to our first virtual mapathon and follow our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EUMissingMaps/). Unsure? Then please check out the Missing Maps website for further details: https://www.missingmaps.org/ 

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