[HOT] OSM Geo Week
hoque.ahasan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 02:01:18 UTC 2015
Nice initiative Dale . We can arrange mapathon here in Dhaka too to
objerve MissingMaps Anniversary and OSM Geo Week .
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On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 1:43 AM, Dale Kunce <dale.kunce at gmail.com> wrote:
> My name is Dale Kunce and I lead the International GIS Team at the
> American Red Cross and I am also a HOT Board Member.
> One of the projects that the GIS team supports here at the American Red
> Cross is the Missing Maps <http://www.missingmaps.org/> project - a
> collaboration between the Humanitarian OpenStreeMap Team, American Red
> Cross, British Red Cross, and Médecins Sans Frontières.
> *The objective of Missing Maps is simple: to map the most vulnerable
> places in the developing world so that local and international NGOs,
> communities and individuals can use the maps and the data to better respond
> to crises affecting the areas. *The project seeks to literally and
> figuratively put people, and their communities, on the map.
> Missing Maps will be celebrating it’s one year anniversary on November
> 7th, 2015. To date over 3,500 volunteers have attended mapathons in one of
> 11 countries, collectively making 12 million edits to OSM and putting 7.5
> million people on the map.
> *November 15th is OSM Geo Week *and presents a great opportunity for HOT
> community members to come together and map to prepare communities for the
> next disaster. Represent your school, community, or work during OSM Geo
> Week anytime between November 15th-21st as we remotely map areas for
> projects by various NGO’s working in the most vulnerable places around the
> world. We’ll even send you some swag!
> HOT and our Missing Maps partners would really like to do GeoWeek in a
> huge way this year and get 100 mapping parties, mapathons, mappy hours and
> mapternoons happening around the world.
> Tasks are already being planned for Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Kenya,
> Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Africa to name a
> few, and will directly support forthcoming Missing Maps efforts on the
> ground. If this sounds like something you would be interested in
> supporting, our team can provide you with all of the materials and remote
> support needed to host a successful mapathon.
> If you have ever thought it might be fun to get together with co-workers,
> friends, students and/or strangers to share your enthusiasm for the power
> of maps and make a difference while doing it, GeoWeek is the perfect time
> to do it. Events can be any size, some mapathons were as small as 10 people
> and as large as a 150 people. Anyone can do it and we have all the
> materials to help you host your mapathon.
> Register to Host a Mapping Party <http://goo.gl/forms/bBI3pQ1IE6>
> Once registered we will contact you with some follow up materials, tasks,
> social media toolkit, etc.
> If you have any questions please feel free to contact me
> <dale.kunce at redcross.org>, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> or Drishtie
> Patel <drishtie.patel at redcross.org> the American Red Cross Missing Maps
> *Dale Kunce* | Senior Geospatial Engineer and GIS Team Lead | International
> Services | American Red Cross
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