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Maps/Infographics published on HumanitarianResponse.info (HR.info) must be of relevance to the humanitarian community responding to humanitarian crises and emergencies.

Before posting a map/Infographic make sure it is not already available on the site. To do so check the maps/Infographics page of your operation and/or the global documents page at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/infographics. This step is important to avoid creating duplicate content.

To post a map/Infographic log in on HR.info and navigate to your space, then follow these three steps:

Step 1 - Click on “+” on top of the page and click on “Map/Infographic”

Step 2 - Fill in the form

A map/infographic published on HR.info can be filtered by “Map type”, “Organization”, “Operation”, “Coordination Hubs”, “Locations”, “Themes”, “Publication Date”, “Disaster”, and “Fundings”, if you provide all the necessary information when posting the map/infographic

Be accurate and fill in as many fields as possible. The more metadata you associate with your map/infographic, the more searchable and well organized your map/infographic will be. If your document is tagged correctly, it will be shown in the right pages and it will be easy to find.

As a minimum you should indicate:

  • Language: Indicate one of the languages listed. If the language of the map/infographic is not in the list, leave “English” as default (then add the language code to the title)
  • Title: This must reflect the original title of the map/infographic. Always indicate the country (or Region) the map/infographic refers to, if it is not already part of the original title by adding it at the beginning. When publishing content in language that is not listed in the above field please indicate it at the end of the title (use the two digit code you can find here) the language of the map/infographic should be added to the original title to provide valuable information. There are specific standards to follow, see them here.
  • Map/Infographic Type: Select the map/infographic type and sub-type that best reflects the overall nature of the map/infographic. Remember it is important to apply map/infographic types in a consistent manner.
  • Original Publication Date: Indicate when the map/infographic has been originally created, not the date of the upload on this site.
  • Organization(s): Indicate the organization(s) that created the map/infographic. If you cannot find the organization, you can request us to add it to the database.
  • File(s)Attach the map/infographic file. Although you may attach more than one file, we recommend to attach one file per record as to improve searchability.

Additionally, we recommend you to always fill in the:

  • Description or Summary of content: By adding the text (when available) of the map/infographic here the site visitor will be able to understand the content of the map/infographic without having to download the attachment. On top of it, the page with text looks more complete and nicer, and will be better indexed by search engines.
  • Location: It makes clear what country/ies (or more detailed locations) the map/infographic is about

Step 3 - Save and publish the map/infographic

Note: If you are a contributor, you will only be able to save the map/infographic as draft. An editor (and/or manager) of your space will then need to publish it.

To read more about this, see our complete “Editorial Guidelines”.

For any editorial question you may have do not hesitate to contact us at info@humanitarianresponse.info