A TYPICALLY ATYPICAL WEEK AT 510

If you have just watch the video animation above, you have witnessed a time-lapse of hundreds of hours of work, by mappers all over the world, squeezed into 15 seconds. From Aug 17- 25 both both amateur & professional volunteers started mapping areas affected by floods in south Asia. Among these, were mappers from The…

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MISSING MAPS NL

Elke dag zijn hulpverleners van het Rode Kruis en andere organisaties actief in gebieden waar hulp nodig is. Soms omdat er net een ramp geweest is, soms om te zorgen dat het gebied is voorbereid op een ramp. In beide gevallen zijn goede kaarten belangrijk om efficiënt te helpen. Ze laten hulpverleners bijvoorbeeld zien waar… Read More

MISSING MAPS ENG

Every single day aid workers of the Red Cross and other aid organizations are active in areas where help is needed. Whether it be in response to a disaster or preparing in case of a disaster. Good maps are a necessity to organize help efficiently. They show aid workers, for example, where people live and where… Read More

NOS: RED CROSS CALLS FOR HELP TO MAP FLOODED AREAS IN ASIA

Translated from NOS article: Image from: AFP Due to heavy floods in Asia, the Red Cross is making a special global call. The non-governmental organization is not asking for money or supplies but is looking for people to identify disaster areas using the internet. In Nepal, Bangladesh, and India more than 16 million people are affected…

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FIELD: CHALLENGE OF LOW CONNECTIVITY

An excerpt from the field blog post SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTING A REMOTENESS INDICATOR MALAWI In rural Malawi, it is often a challenge to upload base maps of the visitation sites and the correct survey of the day to the 20 tablets, and to download all the data collected in the field from the tablets in an…

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