MapAction works on maps and data analysis for the humanitarian sector

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start.

Information is vital.

Which area has been worst affected? Where are the most vulnerable people? What has happened to roads, railways and communication networks? Where are medical supplies and where are they needed most?

MapAction works across the globe to ensure disaster response teams have access to the maps and data they need whenever they’re needed to answer these and other critical questions. As well as helping to prepare for emergencies before they happen, our team of expert volunteers is ready to respond to disasters in-country or remotely, anywhere in the world and at very short notice, to provide life-saving maps and data to help deliver the right aid to the right places, quickly.

Since 2003, MapAction has been applying expertise in geographical information and data to make humanitarian disaster response as effective as possible, saving many thousands of lives in the process.

As part of our Moonshot initiative, we are initially working to automate the production of our core reference maps for 20 priority countries. We aim to extend this automation framework to handle a greater number of countries over time. To achieve this, we are developing an automated framework to ingest, process, and visualise a variety of datasets for each of these countries.

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  • python
  • apache airflow
  • data analysis
  • gis
  • visualization


  • Other
  • humanitarian
  • maps
  • google cloud
  • data processing
  • geospatial
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MapAction 2021 Projects

  • Egor Zverev
    Extend Data Pipelines to cover more data products
    MapAction’s mission is to provide people dealing with humanitarian emergencies with supportive maps as quickly as possible. Currently most of such...