How can we combine technology and digitalisation with doing good? That is the main focus for the 2017 Impact Night series organized by and at the Impact Hub Bergen. Last evenings Impact Night was about Tech for Change and disaster response. Therefore the Impact Hub team invited Per Aarvik, President of the StandbyTaskForce, Sam [...]
Tag Archive 'Missing Maps'
Posted in Events on Mar 7th, 2017
Many regions of our world are not covered on a map. Maps are however an important tool for planning vaccination campaigns and for ensuring medical supplies. Places that are not covered in a map are in many cases nonexistent for authorities and other organizations. We want to change this situation - with your help- and [...]
Last week we had a special guest for our New Years Mapathon: Nadja Schlüter, a journalist of the popular youth magazine “Jetzt” of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Nadja had heard about the Missing Maps related activities at our institute during an interview with MSF UK and visited us to learn more about our work and disaster [...]
The MapSwipe app allows you to mark buildings and roads on satellite imagery within
just a few seconds by tapping on your smartphone. Thousands of volunteers contributed to
MapSwipe so far and it is just incredible how big the areas are that have been scanned (also see : With one swipe or tap you put a family [...]
Dear Mapping Enthusiasts,
Nov 13-19th is the international OpenStreetMap GeoWeek in context of the National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week. In this scope the disastermappers/ GIScience Research Group Heidelberg invites you again to a special Mapathon to start the new semester.
When: Thursday 17.11.2016, 6 pm
Where: Hörsaal, Berliner Straße 48, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University
The MissingMaps event will [...]
Posted in OSM on Oct 4th, 2016
The HOT Tasking Manager is the tool where most of the work of the Missing Maps community and members happens. The projects created tell us a lot about the current mapping efforts and also show where we already succesfully mapped basic infrastructures like roads and human settlements. Tools like OSMatrix or [...]
Brussels became the global center for OpenStreetMap enthusiasts, humanitarians and researchers during the last week. The 2nd HOT Summit was held on the 22nd September and was complemented by a Missing Maps Mapathon in the evening. From 23rd - 25th September the State of the Map conference opened their doors for the global OpenStreetMap community. [...]
today MapSwipe is featured in “Product Hunt”, a kind of reddit for products. https://www.producthunt.com/tech/mapswipe
Learn more about the smartphone App that helps you to put a family on the map.
It is so simple even children can use it but helps humanitarian organisations like the Red Cross and Doctors without Borders to better plan and perform [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Jun 15th, 2016
As a direct follow_up of the successfull Mapathon in support of Sokode/Togo last week we invite any interested person to an additional MISSING MAPS mapping event THIS THURSDAY June 16th.
time: 18.00 - 20:00 p.m. (before the soccer game ;-)
location: Berliner Straße 48, PC-Pool/ Hörsaal (Lecture Hall), Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University.
A short tutorial [...]