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1 Hands on Missing Maps: Changing lives — click by click

Join us this June for an evening of humanitarian mapping (and pizza!). No previous experience required.

On Thursday 15th June from 6pm-8:30pm, the Education Reform and Innovation team (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge) is hosting a Missing Maps event in support of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), to help improve maps of vulnerable or disaster affected places. We also plan to squeeze in a post-mapping drink after the event.

1.1 What is it?

The aim of the Missing Maps Project is to map the most crisis-prone parts of the world. With your time we can directly help humanitarian organisations improve the lives of some of the planet’s most vulnerable people.

This event, in conjunction with Cambridge Centre for Global Equality, Missing Maps Cambridge and the Faculty of Education (University of Cambridge), introduces current ideas in how maps are used by organisations around the globe, and how you can make a difference.

June's event will include talks and workshops from:

  • Dr Björn Haßler (Faculty of Education / Open Development and Education) — “Mapping in Education and International Development”
  • Janet Chapman (TanzDevTrust) — ”Community Mapping in Tanzania”
  • Steve Penson (Missing Maps, 1Spatial) — “Putting the World’s Vulnerable People on the Map”

No matter whether you're an experienced Humanitarian Mapper or have never done anything like this before, come along to learn more about OpenStreetMap, GIS and the Missing Maps project. We will do an introduction on how to map and teach you how to edit OSM and work with the HOT Tasking Manager on mapping tasks. Signing up

The event is free, but capacity is limited. Please sign up via Eventbrite at to get your free ticket.

1.2 What do I need?

Just a laptop (you must bring your own with you), a mouse and enthusiasm (mouse isn't absolutely necessary but makes the mapping A LOT faster). No experience necessary. All tools are free and open source.

1.3 Where is it?

The Faculty of Education (University of Cambridge) is hosting the June event at the Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hill Roads, CB2 8PQ. Map:

We are also grateful to 1Spatial and Mott MacDonald for sponsoring the event.

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