Global MapAid was created in 2002. At the end of Rupert Douglas-Bate’s Stanford University fellowship, there was a triumph for his fellowship team who put the project forwards to the Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students summer competition. Out of a field of some 30 contenders, the project came in the top three and won $5,000.
The fellowship team, which consisted of 23 students and some faculty, then decided to start a social enterprise not-for-profit. Everyone was then asked to suggested names and a list was drawn up, and out popped the name “Global MapAid“.
Scroll down to look through our history of projects and see what we’ve achieved since then.