MapSwipe

Humanitarian organizations can't help people if they can't find them. MapSwipe is a mobile app that lets you search satellite imagery to help put the world's most vulnerable people on the map.

In MapSwipe, developed in collaboration with the Missing Maps project, users choose a crisis prone part of the world they want to help, such as spotting villages at risk from a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They must then swipe through satellite images of the region, tapping the screen when they see features they’re looking for including settlements, roads and rivers.
This information is fed back to mappers who need this information to build detailed and useful maps. At present, they have to spend days scrolling through thousands of images of uninhabited forest or scrubland looking for communities that need mapping. Now, members of the public can directly contribute to MSF’s medical activities by locating people in need more quickly so mappers, and ultimately medical professionals on the ground, can get straight to work.
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What's New

- Adjust swiping thresholds to make it easier to mark all red
- Hide the splashscreen later to improve launch visuals
- Fix the navigation system in the app
- Capitalize app display name on android (iOS to come)
- Show the help modal only when first opening a project
- Widen button so that all text fits in it on small screens
- Show count of mappers as 0 when nobody has mapped
- Correctly display tiles when they only cover half a screen
- Prevent capitalisation of input on login screen
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Additional Information

Updated
October 17, 2019
Size
Varies with device
Installs
10,000+
Current Version
Varies with device
Requires Android
Varies with device
Content Rating
Everyone
Interactive Elements
Users Interact
Permissions
Offered By
British Red Cross
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