Disaster Relief Mapathon at UM Libraries 9/29/17



Disaster Relief Mapathon at UM Libraries

 

The University of Miami Libraries are looking at the experience of our neighbors in Puerto Rico and Mexico and are seeking appropriate ways to reach out to them and help in any way possible. Along with Columbia University, Rutgers University, Boston University, and Trinity College, UML will host an event using the OpenStreetMap platform to help provide the Red Cross and other emergency first responders with data needed for disaster response in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

This event is organized by Paige Morgan from the UM Libraries Digital Scholarship Group in collaboration with Alex Gil at Columbia University.

September 29, 2017 | 2-5 p.m.

Information Literacy Lab
Otto G. Richter Library, 3rd floor | University of Miami
1300 Memorial Drive | Coral Gables, 33146

This event is free and open to the public. Lite refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to p.morgan@miami.edu

 

How You Can Help

Contribute your time to open-source mapping and help trace buildings and missing roads to support relief organizations in damage assessment and needs for support. These very basic tasks are easy to learn and training will be provided at the beginning of the event.

What You Need to Know

No mapping experience or knowledge of local geography is necessary. Limited laptops will be available so please bring your own device if possible.  Save time by creating a free account on OpenStreetMap prior to the event:  https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new.  While it’s not required that you stay for the full length of the event, we suggest that you contribute at least one hour of your time.

Learn more about the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

 


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