Disastermappers heidelberg are a member of the Missing Maps. The project was founded as a cooperation between the American and British Red Cross, MSF UK and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team to foster prevention mapping to support humanitarian purposes in the vulnerable regions of the world. Since the launch in 2014, a great number of further members joined the project, including humanitarian organizations NGOs and universities.
Disastermappers heidelberg are contributing to the project through
– the organization of mapping events at Heidelberg University and other partner institutions
– technical support to improve workflows for crowd-collaborative prevention mapping with OpenStreetMap
– support of the initiative’s efforts with science driven identification of vulnerable but poorly mapped regions.
See an overview of our collaborative projects, activities and research here:
- Mapping Events:
- HERFORT, B., ECKLE, M., ALBUQUERQUE, J. P., (2016): Being specific about geographic information crowdsourcing: a typology and analysis of the Missing Maps project in South Kivu.
- HERFORT, B., REINMUTH, M., DE ALBUQUERQUE, J., ZIPF, A.(2017): Towards evaluating crowdsourced image classification on mobile devices to generate geographic information about human settlements
- MapSwipe/MapSwipe Analytics:
- Missing Maps Gatherings:
- disastermappers at annual HOT and Missing Maps events in Canada
- Maptember in Brussels – GIScience Research Group at the HOT summit, SOTM 2016 and Missing Maps Meeting