Missing Maps Mapathon
Join the Humanitarian Relief Effort without Traveling!
Date: Tuesday, November 17
Time: 3 – 6 p.m., come & go
Location: Fondren Library Center, Fondren West 1st Floor
What to expect:
We’ll have a big room in Fondren Library, with extension cords, snacks, people available to help set up and train, and good enthusiasm! We’ll have a handful of laptops, but anyone who can bring their own (and a mouse) is encouraged to do so. Anyone with any GIS experience is also invited to help us train the mappers!
For more information:
Sponsored by Central University Libraries’ new Initiative in Spatial Literacy.
More about Missing Maps:
Missing Maps is a joint effort between the American & British Red Cross, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and Doctors Without Borders.
The objective is to map the most vulnerable places in the world so that NGOs & communities can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas.
Missing Maps takes an open, collaborative, and community-based approach. It is powered by the enthusiasm and hard work of digital/remote volunteers both at home and abroad.
Missing Maps celebrates it’s one year anniversary in November. To date over 3,500 volunteers have attended mapathons (mapping parties) in 11 countries, making 12 million edits to OSM and putting 7.5 million people on the map. Missing Maps is focusing this fall on vulnerable areas in Ecuador, Haiti, Kenya, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan, directly supporting local mapping efforts on the ground.
We at SMU can make a difference in another corner of the world!