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October 1st 2015

Members of the Network, Dr Jamie Cross and Dr William Mackaness  presented a special event as part of the Edinburgh University Global Development Academy Lecture series and the State of the Map Scotland Conference.

This event was a international public conference on maps, mapping and humanitarianism in collaboration with OpenStreetMap and Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) with presentations from MSF’s Missing Maps project, as well as from the OSM community.


Unedited Video of the sessions are available on Youtube

Conference Agenda on OSM


Welcome and Introduction Dr Jamie Cross (Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh)
Session One : Maps and Humanitarianism
Medecins Sans Frontieres / Y-Care Missing Maps: What’s Missing? Carmen Sumadiwiria
MapAction Helping get aid to where it’s needed most David Frankland and Nick McWilliam
Bioclimate Rebecca Stedham
Living Labs Nepal Skype Session
Session Two : Geographical Information Systems (GIS): Theory and Practice
University of Edinburgh GIS & Humanitarian Activities: Hammer or Swiss Army Penknife? Dr William Mackaness
University of Edinburgh (Geography) Surviving the Waves: Cartographies of “Illegal Border Crossings” and Activist Counter-Mapping Dan Fisher
University of Oxford : Oxford Internet Institute Economic Geographies of Knowledge Production in Sub-Saharan Africa Sanna Ojanperä
Session Three : The Future of the Map
Open Data Institute Open Data Mapping: Limits to Potential? Adam Hinchliff
GeoGeo The World Isn’t Round: The Rise of GI Drones & Creating Mirror Worlds Paul Georgie
Tirami Keeping the pulse on international development and technology with Udadisi Rory Gianni
What Three Words 3 words to address the world Krishma Nayee
Crisis Net Chris Albon
Missing Maps (Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders) Crowdsourcing and OSM: How volunteers are helping MSF to save lives Pete Masters