SET UP IN 2002, AS GLOBAL MAPAID, WE QUICKLY GAINED A HIGHLY SKILLED TEAM THAT COULD DEVELOP MAPS TO HELP OUR INITIATIVES. OUR CORE FOCUS IS IN ETHIOPIA WHERE, WITH GOVERNMENT BACKING, WE PLAN TO USE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DATA TO PLOT MAPS THAT WILL LOCATE SUSTAINABLE WATER SOURCES, LOCAL EMPLOYMENT AND MORE ACCURATELY LOCATE WHERE AID IS NEEDED THE MOST.
The Mirador mining operation in Ecuador is building one of the tallest tailings dams in the world. At 260m high, the dam wall is being constructed using construction methods illegal in many countries, retaining effluent and chemicals toxic to all life on our planet. Triggers such as high rainfall and earthquakes, common to the region, will cause the tailings dam to collapse, sending a wall of toxic effluent into the rivers, flooding the Amazon basin and reaching into the Atlantic Ocean. An inevitable ecocide of mammoth proportions.READ MORE