MapSwipe is improving humanitarian response and development worldwide, one swipe at a time. As part of Missing Maps, MapSwipe aims to put the most vulnerable people and places on the map, so that the data is available to better respond to crises and deliver life-saving aid. Our users have swiped through over 850,000km2 of satellite imagery, identifying where critical infrastructure such as buildings and roads are. MapSwipe is a collaborative and open source project – volunteer led with support from the British Red Cross, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
“An exceptionally important project with clear results and impact across multiple geographies – definitely a stand-out winner showing clear innovation and potential.”
5b. Best Mobile Innovation Supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
Freelance web editor and mobile digital consultant
Sarah B Jordan
MS Society UK
Digital Strategy & Transformation
International University of Japan