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 volunteers help map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.

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  • In reference to the promoting growth of the OSM Community in Uganda, MapUganda is taking an initiative to remotely map districts at parish level on OpenStreetMap. read more.

  • The Red Cross Climate Centre, Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI), IFRC, British Red Cross and Australian Red Cross are implementing a programme where the data contributed will be used by the Red Cross to assist in forecasting future disaster... read more.

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