Missing Maps November Mapathon - Cambridge

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Lecture Room 4 (LR4)

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Trumpington Street

Cambridge

CB2 1PZ

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After a couple of months break we have returned!

Please join us for November's mapathon with an evening of humanitarian mapping (and food!). No previous experience required.

November's event is open to the public and will be held in conjunction with the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering. Separate University of Cambridge tickets are available through the department.


On Sunday 10th November from 5:00pm-7:30pm, we will be hosting a Missing Maps event in support of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), to help improve maps of vulnerable or disaster affected places. Join us as we help by "Putting the World's Vulnerable People on the Map"!

What is it?

The aim of the Missing Maps Project is to map the most crisis-prone parts of the world. With your time we can directly help humanitarian organisations improve the lives of some of the planet’s most vulnerable people.

Our now monthly event sees around 30 volunteers spare a few hours of their day to support projects ranging from helping end FGM in Tanzania to supporting the Clinton Access Health Initiative elimiate malaria through mapping regions in Zimbabwe and Guatemala. As of December, the Missing Maps Cambridge group has now made over 60,000 additions to the map!

No matter whether you're an experienced Humanitarian Mapper or have never done anything like this before, come along to learn more about OpenStreetMap, GIS and the Missing Maps project.

We will do an introduction on how to map and teach you how to edit OSM and work with the HOT Tasking Manager on mapping tasks.

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).

No experience necessary. All tools are free and open source.

Where is it?

Novembers event will be held at the University of Cambridge Engineering Department.

We are also grateful to GeomniUK and 1Spatial for supporting the event.



Hope to see you there!

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Lecture Room 4 (LR4)

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Trumpington Street

Cambridge

CB2 1PZ

United Kingdom

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