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lecture: One map to map them all

Why MissingMaps saves lives, and how to help

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The MissingMaps project started almost three years ago. Since then, all over the world people have contributed to OpenStreetMap in those areas where maps are really needed and mostly missing: right where the Red Cross and Medicin Sans Frontieres have their fieldworkers to help in disaster areas, and areas with disasters waiting to happen.
During SHA there will be an ongoing Mapathon at the Maptime Village. In this talk and introduction to this international maphacking grassroot initiative will be given, along with some of the results from the project. And of course it will be presented in such a way that attendees will really love to help map the world, starting at SHA!
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Mission of the project is, as the website states:

Putting the World's Vulnerable People on the Map

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.

And that's exactly what we're going to do at the SHA MissingMapsMapathon!