Learn to Map

This site provides step-by-step instructions to help volunteers like you learn to map and get involved in humanitarian initiatives.

  1. Set up an account and get a log in from OpenStreetMap.

    Estimate

    5–10 minutes



    YouTube embedded video: Set up an account in OpenStreetMap. Press space or enter to play video.
  2. Learn to map and practice your basic mapping skills. A good start is to go through the iD editor walkthrough before you start mapping.

    Estimate

    15–30 minutes



    iD Editor Walkthrough

  3. Find out how to discover a mapping project focused on humanitarian or development needs.

    Estimate

    15–30 minutes



    YouTube embedded video: How to Select a Project in the OpenStreetMap Tasking Manager. Press space or enter to play video.

  4. What are you waiting for, let's get started!
    View MapGive featured projects on the Start Mapping Page
    or
    View all projects on the HOT Tasking Manager
  5. Additional resources: Check out resources related to advanced mapping skills, data quality, and more -- available on the "MapGive in a Box" page.