Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team – Malaria Mapping YouthMappers Challenge

Malaria Mapping YouthMappers Challenge

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team member Mr. Russell Deffner along with Geoffrey Kateregga are managing a mapping project for malaria eradication across seven countries in Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central America.

The project is part of the Missing Maps initiative and is backed by DigitalGlobe, the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Gates Foundation. The mission of the project is to generate building data in OpenStreetMap for a total of over 500,000 square kilometers by April 2017.

Mr. Russell Deffner and his mates are starting a youthmappers competition for the project. Prizes will be given to the chapters that contribute the most quality data to this project, for the period of March 6 – April 2; and another for April 3 – 30. If your chapter is up to the challenge, please have one member of your chapter.


If your chapter is up to the challenge, please have one member of your chapter register your group here. Don’t forget to come up with and use a unique changeset hashtag, all your mappers will need to add this tag when saving their work to be counted for the prize.


Mappers in North America and Europe will be eligible for some HOT Swag, including t-shirts, notebooks, and mugs. Mappers in Latin America, Africa, and Asia will be eligible for equipment such as GPS devices, smartphones, and covering mapathon costs like food and internet.
Mapping projects are found here, please map projects created by ‘russdeffner’.

For more information, please contact:

Russell Deffner
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)

Or visit

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