Verisk Volunteer Week
Every year, Verisk employees around the globe spend a week giving back to community.
As part of Verisk Volunteer Week, the Geomni UK team participated in a Missing Maps Mapathon, an initiative where participants from around the world remotely 'map' un-mapped areas to help humanitarian organisations provide aid to some of the planet's most vulnerable people. Geomni UK support missing maps events held regularly in Cambridge but this was a chance for the whole team to get involved.
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Now we are all affected by a global pandemic. Many places are literally 'missing' from any map so anyone responding to disasters or a pandemic lacks information to make decisions regarding relief efforts.
We managed to map around 1500 buildings in an area of Burkina Faso, so thank you to the team for getting involved!