04 November 2019

Mapathon for Humanitarian Relief

Rutgers Libraries will celebrate GIS Day (a day late) with a November 14th Mapathon.
Help people in need by participating in a crowd-sourced, humanitarian mapping project. Together with students, staff, and faculty, you will contribute geospatial data to OpenStreetMap, a free and editable map of the world that is used by communities, organizations and governments worldwide to address local development challenges and aid disaster response. The exact project will be determined closer to the event. In past years, participants have worked on projects to assist relief operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. No mapping experience or knowledge is necessary. Training will be provided. Come at any time during the afternoon. Please bring a laptop. Sponsored by the New Brunswick Libraries and the Department of Geography.
Location: Pane Room, Alexander Library
Fun and helpful!

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