50 volunteers to map Congo

IMG_0007

Last weekend, BringBee team members organized the #MapCongo Party at Betahaus Berlin in cooperation with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

50 volunteers learned about the difficulties in the development work in Congo. Many of the areas are poorly mapped which makes it hard to plan and provide aid. The volunteers were taught how to trace streets on OpenStreetMap and created more than100,000 edits to the mapping in Katanga.

This successul event demonstrates how crowd-sourcing can also be applied to the world of development aid.

#mapcongo

IMG_0015

Advertisements

Schlagwörter: , , , ,

About Stella Schieffer

Product Manager at Google | Entrepreneur & Engineer | Traveller | Animal lover | Sharing Economy Enthusiast | Musician | Foodie | Hiking & Rowing -Fan

Kommentar verfassen

Trage deine Daten unten ein oder klicke ein Icon um dich einzuloggen:

WordPress.com-Logo

Du kommentierst mit Deinem WordPress.com-Konto. Abmelden / Ändern )

Twitter-Bild

Du kommentierst mit Deinem Twitter-Konto. Abmelden / Ändern )

Facebook-Foto

Du kommentierst mit Deinem Facebook-Konto. Abmelden / Ändern )

Google+ Foto

Du kommentierst mit Deinem Google+-Konto. Abmelden / Ändern )

Verbinde mit %s

%d Bloggern gefällt das: