Elsewhere local surveys are poorly done and rarely, if ever, updated or fact checked. Despite being in the country for ten years there are gaps in information sharing and cartographic knowledge.
Diplomat Anne Smedinghoff, three army soldiers, and a contractor were planning on donating supplies to a school outside of their base. They walked 200 yards (182 meters) to the building their map said was a school only to find out it was an agricultural office. On their walk back to base they were killed by a bomb.
People die in war. That is why war is so horrible. However, sometimes the deaths are avoidable. Failure to update maps and fact check put peoples' lives are risks and sometimes people die because of these mistakes. They die because planners do not consider how investing in geographical knowledge beyond imagery can save lives.