[HOT] Launching MapSwipe

Tim Waters chippy2005 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 14:30:55 UTC 2016

Hi Pete, folks,

Mapswipe sounds interesting and I look forward to hearing the
interview on the BBC when I can. I'm also looking forward to using it ( if
it works with my old phone). Can it also work without a phone, on a tablet
for example?

Will some screenshots of the application or an online tutorial with
pictures be available on the website from Friday? I'm wanting to share
the exciting news and promote the app and a picture tells a thousand



On 13 July 2016 at 14:57, Pete Masters <pedrito1414 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi all, how are you?
> You might have heard mention of a new tool we are planning to launch on
> Friday called MapSwipe. It's a Missing Maps initiative, developed by MSF,
> designed to support OSM / HOT mapping. The idea is that people swipe through
> imagery on their phones and identify areas with specified features (roads,
> buildings, etc). The resulting data can then be plugged into the tasking
> manager, meaning mappers have less empty bush, jungle, desert to scan
> through, meaning we can all get on with mapping a bit quicker.
> This is a first instance funded by MSF, so we will start off with Missing
> Maps tasks in there, but we hope to soon open it up to others. The code is
> also all on github.
> The app will be available on Friday, but there is a landing page already
> ready [1] and I also did an interview on the BBC world service show, Click,
> last night [2] in case you want to have a listen.
> When it comes to the launch on Friday, we would love your support in getting
> the word out. The possibilities of using this kind of tool at scale are
> fascinating and your help amplifying the message would be superb.
> If you have any questions, just give me a shout!
> Cheers,
> Pete
> [1] http://mapswipe.org/
> [2] http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040g4qr
> Pete Masters
> Missing Maps Project Coordinator
> +44 7921 781 518
> missingmaps.org
> @pedrito1414
> @theMissingMaps
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