- 2006-2008

UK: Charity Registration


GMA in the UK is registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales.

South Africa: Mapping Assessment Mission


Planning for a branch project. Executed a street children’s mapping project in Port Elizabeth.

UK: Donation


Donation of 5,000 GBP for core travel funding, from a British millionaire, Mike Edge, from the Bath leadership group ‘Footdown.’


USA: Geographic Emergency Response Vehicle


Negotiations with Americorps VISTA. Attempt to build a ‘Geographic Emergency Response Vehicle’ to make maps of poverty. Project mothballed, due to recession hitting corporate donors.


Nepal: Mapping Assessment Mission


Collaboration with National Society for Earthquake Technology.

Brazil: Online Mapping


GMA and volunteers from University of Fortaleza, create an online mapping collaboration tool: WikiMapAid.org, ‘the Wikipedia of humanitarian mapping’ for mainstream non-technical users.


Emirates: Mapping Assessment Mission


Field visit to the Emirates, to open dialogue with Emirati government about a local GMA team.

UK: Humanitarian Map Icons


GMA created a brand new set of humanitarian map icons.

Pakistan: Mapping Assessment Mission


Making maps for the Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy, an indigenous not-for-profit, to guide donors and other visitors to their projects (after the earthquake in October 2005). Secured a reliable church-based Field Partner, God’s Vision Ministries, with whom we have co-written a proposal for an overseas GMA team.