Next Mapathon! 9th March 2018

Join us in a mapathon to help us put the world’s most vulnerable people on the map. Our next event will take place on Friday 9th March, 2018, 12.30 – 1.30pm in Room K4.32 of the King’s Building.

Across the Global South, many millions of people are vulnerable to natural disasters, health and development issues. Yet many of these towns and villages remain unmapped. This makes it difficult for first responders, governments and NGOs to reach these people and understand the spatial dimensions of problems they face.

We’ve not yet chosen a location or post-disaster region to map in this event. But as you can see from the Humanitarian Open Street Map tasking manager there are multiple tasks ongoing and we might contribute to one of those. But if you have an idea for a region you think is important to map, drop us a line to let us know and maybe we can investigate.

Mapathons are a great way to learn some basic GIS skills whilst catching up with friends. For more advanced mappers, this might give you ideas for research projects based on crowdsourced data or FOSS software. Either way, the KCL Humanitarian Mappers Team are on hand to help! Join us on Friday 9th March, 12.30 – 1.30pm in K4.32. All are welcome.

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