MSF UK is hosting a Missing Maps mapping party at our offices in London on the evening of the 29th July. Over the course of the evening, we will take part in two important mapping initiatives. Firstly, we will be building a base map for Ebola-affected countries, meaning our teams on the ground, and other NGOs, can better respond to and predict the spread of disease.
We will also help to build a base map for Lesotho as part of the excellent #MapLesotho project. This means that aid organisations can operate more efficiently in Lesotho, public sector organisations have access to accurate spatial and geographical information to support national environmental goals and that citizens in Lesotho can use the maps to better engage and understand the physical layout of their country.
The mapping work you do will directly contribute to the life-saving work done by MSF, the Red Cross and others in the field, as well as providing opportunities for local people and organisations.
We use Open Street Map to do the mapping, which is a live map. This means the work you do over the course of an evening can be in the hands of an MSF field team in as little as ten minutes after you finish it.You don't need any experience to do this, apart from the ability to use basic computer programmes. Come be a part of the Missing Maps Project and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team!
Follow the link for more information on the Missing Maps project