[OSGeo-Discuss] Slides and recordings of the webinar on "Humanitarian Mapathons for Children"

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Sat May 14 02:17:03 PDT 2016

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of Geo4All , i am pleased to share the slides and recordings of the webinar on "Humanitarian Mapathons for Children" as part of the "Open Geospatial Science & Applications" webinar series.

Presenters: Maria Antonia Brovelli, Marco Minghini, Aldo Torrebruno (Politecnico di Milano), and Tyler Radford (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)

Talk abstract:

This webinar provides an introduction on humanitarian mapathons for children, which represent a remarkable educational experience as they combine geography and awareness about our world, technology and humanitarian aspects. Following the successful experiences of Politecnico di Milano (Italy), the most important educational and technical aspects of humanitarian mapathons with children will be outlined. The purpose is to provide the GeoForAll community, and specially the teachers involved (at all levels), with some practical instructions on how to set up and run their own mapathons. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) under the umbrella of the United Nations Open Geospatial (UNOGeo) initiative of which GeoForAll and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) are partners.

The recordings and slides of the webinar is avialable at the Geo4All webinars page at http://www.geoforall.org/webinars/

The background of this webinar is at https://hotosm.org/updates/2016-03-09_200_kids_map_swaziland_for_malaria_elimination

Our thanks to   Prof. Maria Brovelli, Dr. Marco Minghini  and all Politecnico di Milano colleagues for thier excellent work and service for the wider humanity. They have been leading all our humanitarian mapathons (Nepal, Japan, Equador) [1], [2] and it is a great opportunity to hear and learn from thier experiences. Also thanks to all the school teachers in Como, Italy who helped organise this mapathon for the students.This also help teach the students the real essence of education and humanity and “sharing knowledge and expertise” to help each other in times of need. There is an excellent article on Humanitarian Mapathons by Marco Minghini for this month's newsletter at http://www.geoforall.org/newsletters/

Thanks to Dr. Rafael Moreno and colleagues at University of Colorado Denver [3] for organising the Geo4All webinar series. We are looking forward to work with you all on this education mission and expand Open Geospatial Science [4],[5],[6] .

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand

Geo for All - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science

[1] http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2016/04/humanitarian-mapathons-for-japan-and-ecuador/
[2] http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2015/04/mapping-response-contributions-for-nepal/
[3] http://geospatial.ucdenver.edu/foss4g/
[4] http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2016/04/open-geospatial-science-2/
[5] http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi/special_issues/science-applications
[6] http://opengeospatialdata.springeropen.com/about/editorial-board

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