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MapSwipe

MapSwipe allows anyone to contribute to creating geospatial data. This data is used by organisations to understand the world.

About


Around the world, millions of individuals are affected by disasters, disease, and conflict. First responders working with these communities often have to cover large areas, but lack the geographical data necessary for an efficient, effective response.

MapSwipe is an open-source mobile app that is making humanitarian mapping around the world more coordinated and efficient.

On MapSwipe volunteers pinpoint where critical infrastructure and populations are located, allowing first responders to focus only on relevant areas with their activities. MapSwipe data can be used directly, but most of the time a more detailed mapping of the relevant features on OpenStreetMap is the next step.

MapSwipe is a volunteer-driven and community-led project to support the Missing Maps initiative. Core partner organisations of MapSwipe are the British Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, HeiGit, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and the American Red Cross, but any organization or mapping community can request to use MapSwipe to help with their activities.

The MapSwipe app can be downloaded from the app store on your smartphone or tablet, or through our MapSwipe website. The source code of MapSwipe is available on GitHub, so if you have any suggestions to make it better? Feel free to contribute! We are also always looking for all kinds of people to join our team, so please drop us a line if you think you can help us out!

Donations received through this page will in first instance be used to keep the app running, to do maintenance and bug fixing. 

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Thanks for joining the effort! 
 
 




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Individuals

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Sam Colchester

$210 USD since Dec 2020

2
Peter Masters

$200 USD since Nov 2020

3
Cass Petrus

$100 USD since Apr 2021

4
Natalie G

$100 USD since Sep 2023

5
Jan Burnell

$70 USD since Nov 2020

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Guest

$60 USD since Apr 2024

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Incognito

$50 USD since Nov 2020

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Michael Crino

$50 USD since Nov 2020

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$50 USD since Dec 2020

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Janet Helleberg

$45 USD since Nov 2020

Organizations

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Micron

$20,000 USD since Apr 2022

2
MSF UK

$19,455 USD since Dec 2021

3
MSF UK

$6,485 USD since Nov 2020

4
American Red Cross

$4,145.35 USD since Jul 2021

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Canadian Red Cross Society

$300 USD since Oct 2022

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Sand Hill Geographic

$100 USD since Nov 2020

MapSwipe is all of us

Our contributors 32

Thank you for supporting MapSwipe.

Dan Joseph

Core Contributor

$10 USD

Laurent Savaëte

Core Contributor

Amar

Admin

Micron

Sponsor

$20,000 USD

MSF UK

$19,455 USD

MSF UK

$6,485 USD

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If you're reading this blog post today, you might have tried the app MapSwipe. Thank you for that, the minutes you and about 3000 other people spend every month looking at imagery does make a difference, whether it's in the fight against Co...
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Published on November 11, 2020 by Laurent Savaëte

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Virtual Card charge: HETZNER.COM

from HETZNER.COM to MapSwipe
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Today’s balance

$32,696.52 USD

Total raised

$46,324.68 USD

Total disbursed

$13,628.16 USD

Estimated annual budget

$6,760.30 USD