When disaster strikes, responders have to get there fast. Yet, no accurate maps exist for large parts of the world.
On Oct. 22, volunteers will fill in critical gaps as part of a Humanitarian Mapathon in the Davis Library Research Hub (2nd floor). The effort will support Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, a crowd-sourced effort to create and provide maps to assist in humanitarian and crisis relief.
OpenStreetMap is a free data set that anyone can contribute to. Mapathon participants will review satellite imagery of a crisis zone and add features such as roads and buildings to OpenStreetMap. No mapping experience is needed. The event will begin with a tutorial at 5 p.m. Bring a laptop computer if you have one.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
5 – 7 p.m.
Davis Library Research Hub (2nd floor)
University of North Carolin at Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public
Please bring a laptop computer