A mapathon allows volunteers the opportunity to digitally connect and map the most vulnerable places in the developing world. As Microsoft employees, our work with Missing Maps helps local and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) get the data they need to better respond to crises affecting these areas. Up to date maps are important for the success of many humanitarian organizations around the world in responding to disasters. Your time spent volunteering with Missing Maps can have a real impact on the delivery of healthcare in the field.
As a mapathon host your role is to plan and execute the event. You will be the one to choose the date, time, and location, invite attendees, invite a facilitator, and follow up with volunteers after the event.