Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is calling all mappers to help us and our partners eliminate malaria with our biggest project to date! Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. In 2015, there were roughly 212 million malaria cases and an estimated 429 000 malaria deaths.*
Fig 1 – A very special and successful mapathon with more than 200 ,10-year old children was held in March 2016 at GEOlab , Italy, see this post on HOT’s blog.
HOT is working on two projects, mapping over 500,000 square kilometers in 7 countries. This project collective is part of the Missing Maps initiative in conjunction with DigitalGlobe, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Gates Foundation, PATH and MapBox. We’re dedicating this whole week to support this crisis mapping project, including a competition for our Youth Mappers chapters.