‘By Indigenous People, For Indigenous People’

In Panama, a 26-year-old self-taught cartographer has turned his skills to mapping the pandemic in indigenous communities.
 
An indigenous Panamanian himself, Carlos Doviaza, 26, has long used mapping to help communities navigate land disputes. And his latest interactive online map has proved invaluable at tracking COVID-19 in indigenous areas—including some ignored by official maps.
 
The map has been put to use by the UN as well as village leaders, who, during lockdowns that left them isolated and unable to work, have used the map to show their location when asking authorities for help.
 
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