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 the road network can take them. Such maps are, unfortunately, not always available. Maps are often outdated or not existing.
The good news is that with modern technology and methods, trained volunteers can now contribute to the creation of maps within a short time. Also you. All you need is a laptop or computer with an internet connection.
Do you want to help create maps for aid workers and local inhabitants? Mapping is free, easy to learn, and fun to do. You can find tutorial videos in English ready on the main site: www.missingmaps.org
Also, you can download our two-page handout in English below!