Volunteers at an MSF-hosted Mapathon in Brussels, Belgium.
Bruno De Cock/MSF
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MSF-USA Virtual Mapathon

May 14 2020, 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) invites you to participate in a virtual mapathon on Thursday, May 14th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT on Zoom.

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.

At this virtual mapathon, 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. Beginners and experienced mappers are welcome to join this event.


Mapathon Agenda
6:00 PM - Presentation on MSF and the Missing Maps Project.
6:20 PM - MSF aid worker, Jean Stowell, presents how Missing Maps is utilized on the ground.
6:30 PM - Introduction of mapping project for the evening, including a step-by-step iD Editor mapping tutorial.
6:50 PM - All users are mapping! MSF provides individualized support throughout the rest of the event.

Leading up to the event, click here to learn more about the Missing Maps Project.