mapIT recognises that we have both a direct and indirect impact on the communities in which we operate. Our Foundation focuses on how we can use our services and products to impact in a positive way. Below is a list of projects in our mapIT Foundation we are involved with in helping to support the community. If you have a project that you would like for us to get involved please get in touch.
mapIT Foundation Projects
The Compass Project
HIV Councelling and Testing campaign (HCT) is a National campaign to drive individuals and communities to take personal and collective responsibility to stop new HIV infections, provide care and support to those living with HIV and to ensure access to treatment for all people in need. One of the objectives of this campaign is to create a quick and easy entry point to accessing wellness and treatment services for those who test HIV-positive. This became the rallying point for The Compass Project, funded by the Netherlands and run by the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) in Gauteng. mapIT stepped in and sponsored an online web mapping tool for this campaign. The tool allows users to enter where they are and locate the nearest HIV testing facilities and get directions. To view visit: http://www.servicelocator.foundation.co.za/
Momentum Big Heart 750
The Momentum Big Heart 750: run for a purpose, is an epic charity event, which took place from June 19th to 24th 2011 and all money raised will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa.
mapIT created a cutting-edge digital map for the Momentum Big Heart 750. Eight Momentum staff members are taking this cause to heart as they set out to run a gruelling 750km from the Momentum Head Office in Centurion to Durban. The runners were looking to raise awareness and funds in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To view visit bigheart.mapit.co.za/
Jumping Kids Fundraising Project
mapIT is a proud supporter of Jumping Kids a prosthetic fund for disabled children. In collaboration with Henrich Du Preez from the Radical Group, Paul Bisogno from Jumping Kids and the A-Z Golf Challenge, the project aimed to raise funds for Anthony Butler, a disabled South African golfer.
mapIT provided an interactive web map for the 10 day fundraising project, plotting each golf course along the route. The map also included live tracking in partnership with Tracklocate, and covered in excess of 6 500km, tracking Du Preez along the way. To view visit jumpingkids.mapit.co.za/
The Blacktop Rally is a seven-day, 3,000km adventure tearing through the back roads, race-circuits and party venues of seven cities. And it's all brought to you LIVE. The cause for this rally is a mission to unlock a total of R40 000 for Missionvale Care Centre in Port Elizabeth. To help just follow Ford South Africa on Twitter.
The route map, powered by mapIT, is an interactive map where photos and video will be posted at the very spot they were created - real-time updates. The organisers vision for an interactive map with real-time geo-tagged updates became a reality. To view visit http://blacktoplive.co.za/route/
Put Foot Rally
The 2012 Put Foot Rally will tour across seven Southern African countries and mapIT is the mapping sponsor for two of the teams supporting the Project Rhino cause, one of the event's official charities. In partnership with MiX Telematics, the official tracking sponsor, mapIT will be rooting for the teams as they undertake the 17 day-long, 7000 kilometre journey.. To view visit http://putfootrally.mapit.co.za/
Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge
mapIT developed a new highly sophisticated interactive mapping tool using our web mapping API to improve the experience of both participants and spectators in the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge. We tracked the progress of cyclists who were 'Riding for a Purpose' while representing eight different charities. To view visit http://947.mapservice.co.za/
AVIS Unogwaja Challenge
This extraordinary team take on the AVIS Unogwaja Challenge which involves cycling for 1766kms in 10 days and finishing off on the 11th day by running one of the world's most gruelling marathons, the Comrades - 89kms in under 12 hours - all in the name of charity. mapIT provides Unogwaja challengers with a live tracking and mapping site for the team cycling from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg. To view visit http://unogwajachallenge.mapit.co.za/
Sasol Solar Challenge
September 2012 called international and local teams who competed in the Sasol Solar Challenge, an epic two-week country wide endurance challenge of specially engineered solar powered vehicles.
mapIT for the second year running will be sponsoring an interactive map indicating the daily stops and tracking in real-time all the teams participating. To view visit: http://sasolsolarchallenge.mapit.co.za