Choose from remote and local mapping tasks below.

Remote Projects

Open Data for Resilience

Flood Reduction Measures in the Atanagalu Oya river basin

The Open Data for Resilience project will power flood reduction measures in the Atanagalu Oya river basin with OpenStreetMap data. The river basin regularly floods, destroying crops, homes and the overall livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people. Universities and responsible government ministries will be trained in using and adding to the OpenStreetMap data collected so it can be reused for other government functions as well (urban planning, etc.).

Quelimane, Mozambique

Mapping for Resilience - Malaria Prevention Mapping in Mozambique.

This project directly support programs under the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, which was launched in 2005 with the goal to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50 percent across sub-Saharan Africa.

Peace Corps Botswana

Mapping to Support HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

UNAIDS estimates that 25% of Botswanian adults age 15-49 are living with HIV. Francistown is the second largest city in Botswana and suffers one of the highest rates of HIV in Botswana due to the fact that it is a stopover for many travelers, both domestic and foreign. It can be difficult to reach the entirety of Francistown’s population – over 100,000 – with HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs.

Peace Corps Benin

Malaria Case Monitoring through Mapping

According to the World Health Organization, children under 5 are one of the most vulnerable groups affected by malaria. Of the estimated 584,000 malaria deaths in 2013, approximately 78% were children under 5 years of age. Children who contract malaria progress more rapidly towards death than adults and are more susceptible to severe anaemia, hypoglycemia and cerebral malaria.

Missing Maps – American Red Cross/ Kenya Red Cross

Machakos, Kenya

The Machakos branch of the Kenya Red Cross tracks road traffic incidents. As part of improving the reporting and making the data more accessible they plan to move the tracking process online. The map for the area needs to be filled in so that they can accurately place reported incidents.This project is to improve the map of Machakos County.

Ambon City, Indonesia

Mapping infrastructure in a vulnerable city in support of USAID/OFDA programming.

While integral for community resilience, detailed information on critical infrastructure is often times missing. Data of this nature is critical for communities, the private sector and governments to integrate climate change adaptation and DRR into their planning processes.

Missing Maps - American Red Cross/Haitian Red Cross

Canaan, Haiti

The American Red Cross is supporting the Haitian Red Cross to expand their community based disaster response and health efforts into new communities in the northern metropolitan Port au Prince area. The communities outlined are at significant exposure to seasonal and acute flooding risks and they lack access to basic health services, disaster preparedness plans and disaster response plans.

Missing Maps - Red Cross Partners

Fire Sensor Project - Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Fires regularly occur in urban slums, often resulting from indoor stove use, trash burning, faulty wires and residents trying to keep warm. Rapid, unplanned development forces homes close together and allows fire to spread easily. Pathways between homes are narrow and often blocked, making evacuations chaotic and dangerous. Residents commonly do not know who to call for firefighting assistance, and if firefighters are available they have a difficult time finding and responding to fires quickly.

Kathmandu Living Labs

Pokhara, Nepal: Mapping for Resiliency and Emergency Planning

Western Nepal faces a significant threat of earthquakes and natural disasters. However, geospatial data is largely inaccessible or non-existent. In the wake of a major disaster, first responders and those involved in recovery efforts will be handicapped by this lack of information. Help us map Pokhara to make available data vital to disaster planning and response.

Missing Maps - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a priority country for the Missing Maps project. South Kivu is a province of DRC that, for decades, has faced unceasing humanitarian crises. With constantly changing conflicts, seasonal disease epidemics and a population in constant flux, many international NGOs have permanent presences here.

Missing Maps - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Al-Qadarif, Sudan

Médecins Sans Frontières is opening a new operation in the city of Bazora in the State of Gedaref, Sudan. MSF’s team will need a better map of the settlements and roads in the area in order to find their way in this remote area and reach the vulnerable populations that live there.

Missing Maps – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Lubumbashi has been partially mapped at the request of MSF to help the organisation respond to the frequent disease outbreaks that hit the city. Missing Maps / HOT and the OSM lubumbashi group have completed the field mapping, so that MSF can use the data in outbreak surveillance and response. To conduct effective epidemiology, building level data is needed, and while Lubumbashi is very well mapped, a lot of neighbourhoods are lacking in this area.


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