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MapSwipe

MapSwipe allows anyone to contribute to mapping the world's vulnerable communities. This data is used by humanitarian organisations to improve their response.

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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.

Since its start in 2015, MapSwipe has scaled to 29,000 users mapping 1,260,000 km2 - an area about the size of Niger. 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. 

For more information visit our website: https://mapswipe.org/ 

Thanks for joining the effort! 
 
 




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Sam Colchester

$100 USD since Dec 2020

2
Cass Petrus

$100 USD since Apr 2021

3
Peter Masters

$90 USD since Nov 2020

4
Jan Burnell

$70 USD since Nov 2020

5
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

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Davidson Davidson

$25 USD since Jan 2021

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Incognito

$20 USD since Jun 2020

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Ine Hendriks

$20 USD since Dec 2020

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Incognito

$20 USD since Jul 2021

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maGIScian

$20 USD since Dec 2021

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Mike Spaans

$10 USD since Dec 2020

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Stefan

$10 USD since Jun 2021

Organizations

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Micron

$20,000 USD since Apr 2022

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MSF UK

$6,485 USD since Nov 2020

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MSF UK

$6,485 USD since Dec 2021

4
American Red Cross

$145.35 USD since Jul 2021

5
Sand Hill Geographic

$100 USD since Nov 2020

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Thank you for supporting MapSwipe.

Rachel Levine

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Micron

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$20,000 USD

MSF UK

$6,485 USD

MSF UK

$6,485 USD

Sam Colchester

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$100 USD

Cass Petrus

$100 USD

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News from MapSwipe

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Why we're setting up a collective...

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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Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to MapSwipe (Sponsor)

Credit from Sam Colchester to MapSwipe

+$5.00USD
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Monthly financial contribution to MapSwipe

Credit from Peter Masters to MapSwipe

+$5.00USD
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Credit from Sam Colchester to MapSwipe

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Today’s balance

$26,582.00 USD

Total raised

$30,479.15 USD

Total disbursed

$3,897.15 USD

Estimated annual budget

$26,792.49 USD