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We can support you to quickly engage large groups of employees to help map places vulnerable to natural disasters or experiencing poverty

For the past ten years, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has been the global leader in community mapping, supporting humanitarian responses to nearly 100 disasters and crises. During this time we have refined virtual and remote volunteering methologies to make it easier for organizations to engage employees through digital mapping and drive social impact. As many organizations shift to remote work, we are more than ready to help you stay close to the issues that are most important for your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals.

Join the Missing Maps project to improve your employee engagment and Corporate Social Responsibility programs!

What?

Digital volunteering to map vulnerable unmapped places: your global workforce can quickly get started, working together on the same activity! HOT can support you with mapping training webinars across all timezones.

Why?

  • Cause: Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally ‘missing’ from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts.

  • Ease: mapping is done using simple online tools. We provide training to help you get set up, and ensure employees are comfortable mapping and running events.

  • Scale: unite your global offices and remote workers to volunteer together on the same project.

  • Micro-volunteering: have an impact with as little as one hour of volunteering.

  • Impact: humanitarian mapping allows volunteers to be directly involved in responding to and building resiliency for major crises happening around the globe. Mapping provides measurable outputs to understand your impact. Additionally, through mapping you can support a wide range of organizations and global issues, and focus on mapping projects that align directly with your organization’s CSR priorities.

How?

  • Partner with us to map vulnerable places before the next disaster strikes to increase resiliency, support international development, and participate in disaster response. We will support you to engage your employees in mapping as a micro-volunteering activity, setting up large-scale remote and in person mapping events, connecting all your offices in the same mission. Mapping is simple and fun, all you need is a laptop, and 20 minutes of training to get started!

  • Email partnerships@hotosm.org for more information.

What have other partners done?

To date, over 7,300 volunteers from Salesforce have created over one million building edits.

More recently, here’s an example of how Experian shared mapping as a volunteering opportunity.

Watch this quick video to see how Accenture engaged employees in 42 cities to put 230,000 people on the map in just 24 hours: