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Humanitarian Map-a-thon

Thursday, November 01, 2018
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Shuster Lab, First Floor

Join us as we map some of the most crisis-prone parts of the world and help directly support the work of humanitarian organizations.

Many parts of the world that are the most vulnerable to humanitarian crises, such as natural disasters, epidemics, or conflict are not mapped, leaving those on the ground with limited visibility. Through map-a-thons, remote volunteers can trace maps over satellite imagery using a collaborative, open source mapping tool called OpenStreetMap. Humanitarian organizations can use these new maps to plan disaster response activities that save lives.

The map-a-thon will take place on Thursday, November 1, 3-5pm in the Gordon Library's Shuster Lab for Digital Scholarship on the first floor. Bring a laptop or use one of the lab computers. Beginners are welcome! If you can, please sign up for an OpenStreetMap account before the event at https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new.