The OpenStreetMap community has mapped more than 43,700 miles of road in Syria. This data is of vital importance to humanitarian workers on the ground. Over just the last three and a half years, the OpenStreetMap community has traced more than 13,000 buildings and added over 5,500 thousand miles of road in key urban areas in Syria. The results are helping humanitarian workers and average Syrians deliver food, distribute water, and rescue civilians from collapsed buildings. Better maps created by fresh imagery and the OpenStreetMap community can make their work safer and more effective.

For more, watch OpenStreetMap contributions since March 2011:

Key Urban Areas

Damascus

Aleppo

Homs

Raqqa

Deir al-Zour