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MissingMap_Field-id-osm

Field Papers is an important tool for OpenStreetMap edits and is being used by Missing Maps project ground crews to field-verify satellite imagery-derived data.

Maximizing the value of Earth observations collected by U.S. federal agencies involves making remote sensing data accessible to users worldwide.

The Missing Maps initiative is a project to map the slums around the world to improve services, aid public health and improve the lives of millions. The initiative got its start earlier this month by a team that includes Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, the British and American Red Cross, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team.

The project will recruit thousands of volunteers to map parts of the world most vulnerable to humanitarian crises such as natural disasters, disease outbreaks, epidemics or conflict. The maps that are created will be available to everyone and will be particularly useful to nongovernment organizations doing humanitarian work in these areas. The new maps will help aid groups get to patients more quickly, track diseases more effectively and better understand where the needs are the greatest following a natural disaster or other emergency.

The project is being run through Open Street Map, which guarantees the data collected and the maps that come from the data will be free, accessible and without restriction forever. Volunteers are being asked to trace features for target locations using aerial photographs as a backdrop. Tracing road networks, buildings and landmarks helps build the base map for these areas, and the volunteers can reside anywhere in the world. The next step is on-the-ground field verification.

To get involved, go here: http://www.msf.org.uk/missing-maps-project

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MissingMap_Field-id-osm

Field Papers is an important tool for OpenStreetMap edits and is being used by Missing Maps project ground crews to field-verify satellite imagery-derived data.

Maximizing the value of Earth observations collected by U.S. federal agencies involves making remote sensing data accessible to users worldwide.

The Missing Maps initiative is a project to map the slums around the world to improve services, aid public health and improve the lives of millions. The initiative got its start earlier this month by a team that includes Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, the British and American Red Cross, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team.

The project will recruit thousands of volunteers to map parts of the world most vulnerable to humanitarian crises such as natural disasters, disease outbreaks, epidemics or conflict. The maps that are created will be available to everyone and will be particularly useful to nongovernment organizations doing humanitarian work in these areas. The new maps will help aid groups get to patients more quickly, track diseases more effectively and better understand where the needs are the greatest following a natural disaster or other emergency.

The project is being run through Open Street Map, which guarantees the data collected and the maps that come from the data will be free, accessible and without restriction forever. Volunteers are being asked to trace features for target locations using aerial photographs as a backdrop. Tracing road networks, buildings and landmarks helps build the base map for these areas, and the volunteers can reside anywhere in the world. The next step is on-the-ground field verification.

To get involved, go here: http://www.msf.org.uk/missing-maps-project

Comments are closed.