TIBCO4Good and Microsoft Team Up to Virtual Map Vulnerable Communities
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The global TIBCO4Good initiative continues to leave a lasting impact through continued work with key partners and customers. In its latest effort to give back to communities around the world, TIBCO partnered with Microsoft to host Missing Maps. Volunteers worked virtually to help map uncharted areas of Indonesia, enabling key humanitarian organizations to reach those in need.
For the second year running, TIBCO and Microsoft teams worked together to assist in the online mapping of vulnerable areas. This year, the teams collectively completed over 5,930 map edits of Indonesia with 168 volunteer hours logged. Indonesia is a country plagued by poverty and battered by natural disasters. Founded by the Red Cross, Missing Maps is an open collaboration project with a goal of filling in data gaps for places literally missing from the map. The work completed by TIBCO and Microsoft provides humanitarian organizations with the information needed to better facilitate disaster response, medical activities, and resource allocation when crises occur.
With the right map data, non-profit organizations can respond faster to a potential disaster and hopefully lessen the impact on vulnerable communities. The added data on Indonesia, contributed by the TIBCO and Microsoft teams, should help organizations in Indonesia forecast the impact of future crises and implement early response actions, lowering the potential risks to people in those areas. TIBCO was delighted to contribute time and resources to such a monumental project, especially when this data will hopefully help make communities more resilient and ultimately better prepared.
For the second year running, TIBCO and Microsoft teams worked together to assist in the online mapping of vulnerable areas. This year, the teams collectively completed over 5,930 map edits of Indonesia with 168 volunteer hours logged.
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This year has been especially difficult for communities around the world, making the TIBCO4Good mission of using technology to do good and empower people to give back more important than ever. According to Dan Streetman, chief executive officer at TIBCO, “With TIBCO4Good, we don’t just want to give back; we want to work on sustainable projects that uplift, inspire, and facilitate the change we need in the world.”
Learn more about TIBCO4Good and its initiatives at https://www.tibco.com/tibco4good.