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MSF Geo Week Mapathons

Join one of our six events around the world between November 14–16, 2023

Missing Maps remote mapping

This November, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) invites you to participate in one of our many Missing Maps mapathons with colleagues and supporters from around the world. These events are a part of OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week (aka OSM Geo Week), during which a global coalition of partners, community groups, and map lovers will join together to celebrate geography!

During the Geo Week 2023 MSF mapathons, volunteers will directly contribute to MSF's humanitarian work by using satellite imagery to update maps of Homa Bay, Kenya, a region where MSF runs a robust medical operation to treat tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. MSF has been operational in Homa Bay for over 25 years.

We invite you to join us for one of these Geo Week events. You will find the details on the respective event page: 

Online/hybrid events

  • Tuesday, November 14 - MSF Germany & German Red Cross (DRK) Mapathon (7:00pm - 10:00pm Central Europe Time) Register here to participate online (in German)
  • Tuesday, November 14 - MSF-USA Mapathon (6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time) Register here to participate online (in English)
  • Thursday, November 16 - MSF South Korea Mapathon (7:00pm - 9:00pm Korea Standard Time) Register here to participate online (in Korean)
  • Thursday, November 16 - MSF CZ Hybrid Validation Mapathon (6:00pm - 8:00pm Central Europe Time) Register here to participate in person or online (in Czech or English)

In-person events

  • Thursday, November 16 - MSF Holland 2023 mapathon in Amsterdam (6:00pm - 8:00pm Central Europe Time) Register here to participate in person (in Dutch)
  • Thursday, November 16 - MSF Luxembourg, UniPop, and Digital Learning Hub mapathon in Belval (6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Europe Time) Register here to participate in person (in French or English)

A joint initiative founded by Doctors Without Borders, the American Red Cross, the British Red Cross, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in 2014, Missing Maps enables volunteers from around the world to update and create geographic data. Using OpenStreetMap, an open, free, and crowd-sourced platform, volunteers map regions where vulnerable communities reside, so international and local NGOs together with local institutions can better respond to crises.