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MSF Geo Week Global Mapathon

Germany 2021 © Barbara Sigge/MSF

November 15, 2022 - November 17, 2022


Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) invites you to participate in the Missing Maps mapathons with colleagues and supporters from around the world. These events are a part of Open Street Map’s 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 and contribute to MSF's humanitarian work in the field!

During these events, volunteers will be mapping areas of the Katanga province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where MSF teams are responding to a large outbreak of measles in the region. Having updated maps of the area will allow our teams to conduct accurate epidemiological surveillance and successful vaccination campaigns.

A special initiative founded by Doctors Without Borders, the American Red Cross, the 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.

Join MSF staff for one of these Geo Week events

Tuesday, November 15 - Missing Maps London English language online mid-month mapathon (6:00 pm GMT) Register here

Wednesday, November 16 - German language online mapathon (7:00 pm CET) Register here

Wednesday, November 16 - English language hybrid mapathon in New York (6:00 pm ET) Register here

Thursday, November 17 - Dutch language live mapathon in Amsterdam (7:00 pm CET) Register here

During OSM Geo Week, Mapathons with MSF are also taking part in partnership with Linklaters and the Luxembourg International School.