Humanitarian Mapathon

As part of Geography Awareness Week, the Center for Spatial Sciences and UC Davis Mapping Club are hosting a Humanitarian Mapathon on November 17th, 11am-5pm.

The objective of Missing Maps humanitarian mapathons are to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world so that local and international NGOs, communities, and individuals can use the maps and the data to better prepare for and respond to crises affecting the areas.

This mapathon is a great introduction to the OpenStreetMap project and what it means to be a humanitarian mapper. No experience required, all are welcome, snacks and stickers will be provided.


Date: November 17th, 2016
Time: 11am-5pm
Location: UC Davis, 1017 Wickson Hall

Guest Speaker: Nick Hallahan

Time: 12:30pm
OpenStreetMap Guru and software developer will talk about all things OSM.

Demo: Mobile OpenStreetMap Data Collection (Phones)

Time: 2:30pm
Come see how to use your phone to collect data for input to OpenStreetMap

Please RSVP, so we can plan volunteers and snacks. Feel free to join and share on Facebook too.


What to bring? Please bring a laptop (limited computers available).
Do I need to know GIS or have special software? No, volunteer guides will be on hand to teach you everything you need to know, which can all be done with a web browser.
Will there be food? Yes, the RedCross is ordering some pizza.
How long should I stay? We recommend you give yourself at least 30 minutes to learn how to map, and make some progress.



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