Welcome to the Missing Maps Februrary Mapathon!
The Mapathon will take place at LSHTM Keppel Street (Refectory) from 18:00 - 21:00 on February 24th for LSHTM staff and students only.
Mapping will be ongoing throughout the event.
17:45-18:00 Registration & set-up
18:00-18:10 Introduction to Missing Maps
18:10-18:40 ID Editor Training
19:30 Lightning talk & pizza
20:45 End of day presentation and mapping progress talk
What is it?
The aim of the Missing Maps Project is to map the most crisis-prone parts of the developing world. With your help we can directly improve the lives of some of the planet’s most vulnerable people. Both beginners and experienced mappers are welcome to join this mapathon, please choose your ticket according to your level of mapping skills.
What area will we be mapping?
This month the focus will be on mapping the Hadjer Lamis area of Chad. This area is very poor, and there is an unusual burden of disease and malnutrition amongst the people who live there, which contributes to high mortality in children under five years old. In order to better understand, assess, and respond to this, we need to know more about the population.
MSF teams are mapping villages and taking their names on the ground, but identifying all of the inhabited areas and counting the structures is much more efficient from aerial photos. Knowing where all of the villages are scattered through the savanna helps us to map them, and counting the buildings within each village gives us a quick and fairly accurate method to estimate population. This is important to help MSF understand the spread of disease and identify areas of highest need.
What do I need?
Just a laptop (you must bring your own with you), a mouse and enthusiasm (mouse isn't absolutely necessary but makes the mapping A LOT faster).
What do I do now?
Get yourself an eventbrite ticket for the event!
If you are a support and need help registering for the event, please get in touch on email@example.com
I can't come to this event but I am still interested in participating
Add your name to our list, we are planning on several more events in the coming months!
See you there!