Maps say this place doesn’t exist. But that’s not true

Maps say these places don’t exist, but that’s not true. Millions of people live in unmapped regions around the globe. Here’s why it’s critically important that we help close map data gaps.
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You may think of the places that remain uncharted by maps as very distant or rural areas. In reality, thriving, bustling communities of millions are not captured in any data source. 

In fact, places all around the world have yet to be fully mapped, which is a huge problem. With the increase in climate-related disasters, this lack of data poses serious risks to the most vulnerable populations, especially in the global south.

Gaps in data mean gaps in service delivery and gaps in disaster response. Here’s how you can join 600,000 volunteers worldwide and help communities put their citizens, roads, and businesses on the map.

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