[OSGeo.be-Announce] Saterday March 24: Missing maps mapathon

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[OSGeo.be-Announce] Saterday March 24: Missing maps mapathon

Johan Van de Wauw
Help Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross to facilitate their rescue 

After two succesful events, a third National Mapathon will take place on Saturday, March 24th, which is organized by the National Committee for Geography, in collaboration with OpenStreetMap Belgium. Several universities in Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia open their doors a whole day for a large collective mapping event. Come contribute - do not miss this opportunity and help Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross to facilitate their work in crisis areas. 

In order to cope with crisis situations quickly and offer help efficiently, humanitarian agencies need maps. Hence, MSF and the Red Cross have joined forces in 2014 to launch the Missing Maps project, along with the OpenStreetMap Foundation. All over the world the project recruits volunteers to map areas where the risk of natural disasters, epidemics and conflicts is greatest. 

We will provide you with a computer and an Internet connection, and that's all you need! It is not difficult. In no time you are working as a road mapper. The response to the project is large, the number of volunteers is growing worldwide, and increasingly mapping parties or mapathons organized where volunteers come together to map a larger area at once.

Where: Brussels, Ghent, Leuven, Liège, Namur, Mons and Louvain-la-Neuve 
When: Saturday, March 26th, 10h - 16h 
Missing Maps

Meer info / Plus d'infos


Click Register to book your tickets

Except for Liège, book here.


Program:

10:00 - 10:10: Welcome
10.10 - 10.20: Intro to the mapping project by MSF
10.20 - 10.45: Training
10:45 - 12:00: Mapping away!
12:00 - 12:10: Presenting Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
12:30 - 13:00: Lunch
13:00 - 15:40: Mapping away!
15:40 - 16:00: Closing words and presentation of results




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