[OSGeo.be-Announce] Saterday March 24: Missing maps mapathon
Johan Van de Wauw
johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 00:48:57 PDT 2018
*Help Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross to facilitate their rescue *
After two succesful events, a third National Mapathon will take place on
Saturday, March 24th, which is organized by the National Committee for
Geography, in collaboration with OpenStreetMap Belgium. Several
universities in Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia open their doors a whole
day for a large collective mapping event. Come contribute - do not miss
this opportunity and help Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross to
facilitate their work in crisis areas.
In order to cope with crisis situations quickly and offer help efficiently,
humanitarian agencies need maps. Hence, MSF and the Red Cross have joined
forces in 2014 to launch the Missing Maps project, along with the
OpenStreetMap Foundation. All over the world the project recruits
volunteers to map areas where the risk of natural disasters, epidemics and
conflicts is greatest.
We will provide you with a computer and an Internet connection, and that's
all you need! It is not difficult. In no time you are working as a road
mapper. The response to the project is large, the number of volunteers is
growing worldwide, and increasingly mapping parties or mapathons organized
where volunteers come together to map a larger area at once.
Where: Brussels, Ghent, Leuven, Liège, Namur, Mons and Louvain-la-Neuve
When: Saturday, March 26th, 10h - 16h
Missing Maps <http://www.missingmaps.org/>
Meer info <http://ncgeografie.be/nl/cartoGIS/mapathon.php> / *Plus d'infos
*Click Register to book your tickets*
Except for *Liège*, book here <http://rejouisciences.uliege.be/2018/ll86/>.
10:00 - 10:10: Welcome
10.10 - 10.20: Intro to the mapping project by MSF
10.20 - 10.45: Training
10:45 - 12:00: Mapping away!
12:00 - 12:10: Presenting Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
12:30 - 13:00: Lunch
13:00 - 15:40: Mapping away!
15:40 - 16:00: Closing words and presentation of results
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