Disaster Relief Mapathon
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:15am
At the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) , Learning Lab 4
Contribute your time and join relief efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico and Mexico by participating in open-source mapping.
Following the recent hurricane and earthquake, people around the world are using the OpenStreetMap platform to donate their time to hurricane relief efforts. The Red Cross in Puerto Rico and Mexico has requested help with their relief efforts, and libraries (Columbia, Rutgers, U. of Miami, and more) are responding!
During the mapathon, library staff will teach participants how to help with these efforts through some easy-to-learn mapping tasks in a web-based application.
Bring a laptop if you have one. Drop in and out anytime between 11-2.
No mapping experience, knowledge of local geography, or software installation is required. RSVP email@example.com