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General Information

On May 16th a Missing Maps Mapathon was organised by the geo-related study associations of Utrecht University, at the Koningsberger Building on the Utrecht University Campus.

The Missing Maps project is a collaboration between the Red Cross, Doctors without Borders and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). The objective is to map vulnerable locations, so that, in case of natural disasters, first responders are better capable of assessing the impact and reaching people in need. This way, humanitarian aid becomes quicker and more efficient. Prior to the mapathon itself, the Red Cross gave us instructions and Simon Tembo, a Red Cross representative from Malawi, told us what our results would be used for.

The mapathon was a big success and resulted in a large area that was mapped.

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