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What is Missing Maps?
Missing Maps is an organisation founded by a group of charities including The British Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières. It aims to map areas of the world at risk from natural disasters and crises. Exeter Geography students support Missing Maps by running a number of ‘mapathon’ events throughout the year.
What to expect at our ‘mapathons’
We will be contributing to some humanitarian aid projects by mapping roads and buildings in vulnerable parts of the world. Humanitarian organisations, communities and individuals can then use this mapped data to help better prepare and respond to future crises in these places.
No experience is needed; we will provide the IT equipment and teach you how to map these features.
When is the first event and how can I take part?
We are planning to run 3 mapathons during the 2022/23 year. Our first event will be a Freshers' only mapathon on Tuesday 27th September (other events will take place later in the year and will be open to all students). Details of all our mapathons will be posted on our dedicated Facebook page @EUMissingMaps.
Places will be limited so you will need to book a ticket via FIXR using the following link: https://fixr.co/organiser/155246772
How much does it cost?
There is no annual subscription and all of our mapathon events are free.