Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) invites you to celebrate Geography Awareness Week by joining us for a special Missing Maps event on Thursday, November 14, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 PM at our headquarters in New York City.
Bring your laptop (and a mouse if you have one) and join Doctors Without Borders for a fun, engaging evening that directly contributes to our humanitarian work in the field!
A special initiative founded by Doctors Without Borders, American Red Cross, British Red Cross, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Missing Maps is powered by volunteers around the world. Using OpenStreetMap, an open, free, and crowd-sourced platform, volunteers map underserved regions in order to provide international and local NGOs and individuals with geographic data to better respond to crises.
At this mapping party, we will be mapping parts of the world’s most remote locations to help MSF respond more effectively to humanitarian emergencies like disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and more. Both beginners and experienced mappers are welcome to join this Mapathon. We will be utilizing the OpenStreetMap Platform and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Tasking Manager.