Putting the World's Vulnerable People on the Map

Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.

How we work

Process-Template 2 Created with Sketch. Remote volunteers trace satellite imagery into OpenStreetMap Step 1. Community volunteers add local detail such as neighborhoods, street names, and evacuation centers Step 2. Humanitarian organizations use mapped information to plan risk reduction and disaster response activities that save lives Step 3.
Template Created with Sketch. Humanitarian organizations use mapped information to plan risk reduction and disaster response activities that save lives Step 3. Community volunteers add local detail such as neighborhoods, street names, and evacuation centers Step 2. Remote volunteers trace satellite imagery into OpenStreetMap Step 1.
How to participate
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Start Mapping Now
It is no problem if you have never mapped before - it doesn't take long to learn. Visit our beginners section to find out how. If you already know how to edit OpenStreetMap, feel free to just get started.
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Organize a mapathon
Organizing mapathons is a fantastic way to build a community of mappers all focusing on the same area of the world. It is also a great learning environment, where new mappers can learn from the experiences of others. Mapathons are organised by groups and individuals all over the world.

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Donate to make an impact
A donation to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (one of the founders of Missing Maps) can help to support local people in mapping their own communities, to develop tools and processes so that more people can contribute, and to scale the project so that we can help even more humanitarian organisations responding to crises all over the world.

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To track your individual & project contributions Missing Maps provides two tools.
User Profiles

Check out your contributions to HOT tasks!

Project Leaderboards

Find out where you stand among contributed hashtags!

Events

Map For Future

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February

Únorový Missing Maps mapathon v Praze - v kanceláři KPMG

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February

Karneval Mapathon

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February

Geozentrum Bonn , Bonn, Germany

Wednesday, 17:00-19:00

Humanitarian Mapping Party

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Únorový brněnský Missing maps mapathon na Geografickém ústavu

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HOT Training Webinar: JOSM for beginners

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February

Zoom, WorldWide

Saturday, 10:00-11:00

Missing Maps London

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March

UCL, London, United Kingdom

Tuesday, 18:00-21:00

HOT Community Webinar: Women Leading in OSM

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March

Zoom, Worldwide, United States

Tuesday, 01:00-02:00

Mapathon Missing Maps CartONG

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March

o79, Chambéry, France

Wednesday, 18:30-21:30

Mapathon Missing Maps Grenoble

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March

La Turbine.coop, Grenoble, France

Saturday, 18:30-21:30

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March

Le Tuba, Lyon, France

Tuesday, 18:30-21:30

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March

L'ESS'Pace, Paris, France

Monday, 19:00-21:00

Reading Missing Maps

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March

MissingMaps Mapathon Glasgow

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May

La Dynamo, Chambéry, France

Tuesday, 18:30-21:30

Portes ouvertes 2020 - SaMapathon

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May

Mapathon Missing Maps CartONG

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May

Le Tuba, Lyon, France

Tuesday, 18:30-21:30

Mapathon Missing maps

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June

La Turbine.coop, Grenoble, France

Wednesday, 18:30-21:30

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June

L'ESS'Pace, Paris, France

Monday, 19:00-21:00

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June

Le Tuba, Lyon, France

Tuesday, 18:30-21:30

Mapathon Missing Maps CartONG

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June

o79, Chambéry, France

Tuesday, 18:30-21:30

Mapathon Radboud Nijmegen

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November

3er Mapatón Solidario Indizen

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September

Indizen, Madrid, Spain

Saturday, 10:00-13:30

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About

Missing Maps is made possible thanks to the following organizations.

Founders
arc logo brc logo hot logo msf logo
Members
cartong logo netherlands red cross chia-logo hgis-logo concern-logo george washington-logo cadasta logo padf logo youthmappers logo healthsites logo mapaction logo mapaction logo mapaction logo

OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is the volunteer-driven open data mapping platform which makes all of this possible, supported by the not-for-profit OpenStreetMap Foundation.