Tag: openstreetmap

Mapping the most vulnerable places on earth

On Friday I took part in a mapping mission. It was part of The Missing Maps Project, a joint Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and Red Cross initiative to put the world’s most vulnerable people on the map. This fantastic project is helping to create maps of unmapped areas, so NGOs, aid organisations …

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OSM updates improve the accuracy of maps in Iraq

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative mapping effort that relies on crowdsourced data to create freely available, editable maps of the world. Volunteers add and edit information about transport links, buildings, points of interest, land usage and much more. We’re really excited about recent updates, especially to towns and cities across Iraq. It can be hard …

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