BU’s Digital Scholarship Services department invites you to a Disaster Relief Mapathon on Friday 29 September, 2-5pm, in Mugar’s Estin Room (Rm 302).
Come help with relief efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico and Mexico by contributing your time to open-source mapping. We’ll be doing this collaboratively with friends from Columbia University and other institutions.
Following the recent hurricanes and earthquakes, people around the world are using the OpenStreetMap platform to give their time to hurricane relief efforts. The Red Cross organizations in Puerto Rico and Mexico City have requested two tasks we can help with for their relief efforts. During the mapathon, we will teach you how to help with these efforts through mapping, and we will map together.
No mapping experience necessary. No knowledge of local terrain is necessary. Come at any time during the mapathon.
Please bring your laptop & RSVP below.