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Thank you for all of you who joined us during the holidays on our Mapathon event in helping to map areas for vulnerable communities through Missing Maps using the Open Street Map (OSM) of the world. Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Mapping can help change this.

Volunteers use satellite imagery from OpenStreetMap to trace buildings, roadways, and other features. Experienced volunteers check the map data to ensure it is high quality. Humanitarian organizations use the map data to plan for disaster response and other life saving activities.

Missing maps is a collaborate project to help map areas from satellite imagery for disaster response activities. Anyone can contribute to the map, its very easy! The mapping event Reboot2kids hosted helped trace the areas around our recipient schools in Sierra Leone for flooding and landslide risk.

Thanks to all who participated, lets keep on mapping for disaster prevention!

This is Global Outreach School on Open Street Maps.

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