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Centre for Social Innovation - Annex

720 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

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Putting the World's Vulnerable People on the Map

Missing Maps' mandate is to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGOs and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas. Using the OpenStreetMap platform ensures all data gathered under the project will be free, open and available for use under an open licence.

Founded by Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Missing Maps is powered by volunteers around the world and in your community who map far off places to aid in humanitarian activities.

Join us for a Mapathon, either in person or digitally via our online event:

When: Tuesday, October 10th

Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (EDT)

How do I participate? #MissingMaps

If you’re participating in person:

  1. Please RSVP to the in-person event below so we can reserve a spot for you
  2. Bring your laptop (and a mouse if you have one) to the event.

If you’re participating remotely:

  1. Like Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Facebook and you’ll be notified when we start our event livestream.
  2. Please RSVP for the online event below to receive additional information and notifications prior to the start of the event. We also recommend using a laptop for the event rather than a mobile or tablet.

Once the event begins on the 10th, we’ll be guiding you through the sign-up process for an OpenStreetMap account and you’ll be mapping via your web browser.

Mapping Process:

Step 1: Remote volunteers trace satellite imagery into OpenStreetMap

Step 2: Community volunteers add local details such as neighbourhoods, street names and evacuation centres

Step 3: Humanitarian organizations use mapped information to plan risk reduction and disaster response activities that save lives.


Thanks for joining us for this fun, engaging event that directly contributes to our humanitarian work overseas!

The MSF Canada Team




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