When an emergency strikes, responders need maps in every form available: on the web, mobile, and especially pinned to their walls.

Three people holding printed maps

Images courtesy Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

We recently shared PetaBencana.id, a sophisticated tool that aggregates and analyzes social media to produce real-time flood conditions for disaster managers in Indonesia. That system depends on data collected by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). HOT worked closely with the local government and community to collect comprehensive geospatial base data for disaster risk including administrative boundaries, building footprints, road networks, and disaster vulnerability characteristics.

Two men holding map

Over the last month, HOT presented printed posters using Mapbox with the newly mapped villages to 154 leaders of Surabaya as a thank you for their support. For much of the world, a printed map is still “a real map,” and the most useful way to access data.

Group holding maps and smiling

Interested in getting printed Mapbox maps into the hands of responders and development workers? Get in touch with through our Humanitarian programs for more details.