We all know Wikipedia, well there is a similar project for maps, OpenStreetMap. Currently most of the western nations have good coverage on both OpenStreetMap and other maps, but when we go to the poorer and underdeveloped parts of the world there are no maps. Not on detailed scale that is actually useful.
The Missing Maps project has set itself the target of getting the these parts of the world mapped.
And we in the west can directly help with this, by helping to create the base maps that local people then add to and correct. By creating open map data we are making the world accessible
In the talk I will show how you can directly help, and what open source technologies are doing to create the worlds open mapping resource.