[HOT] OSM Geo Week

Pete Masters pedrito1414 at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 9 12:41:03 UTC 2015

Hi all, I have added a post to the HOT blog on this. Feel free to share
with interested parties....

There's also a page on the wiki we wrote to help peopkle with Missing Maps
mapping parties. What most non-OSM folk struggle with is finding local OSM
/ HOTties who might want to collaborate. If you have ideas on how best to
do this, please let me know or edit the wiki directly:



On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 3:01 AM, Ahasanul Hoque <hoque.ahasan at gmail.com>

> Nice initiative Dale . We can arrange mapathon here in Dhaka  too to
> objerve MissingMaps Anniversary and OSM Geo Week .
> BEst
> Ahasan
> .....................................................................................
> Ahasanul Hoque
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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
>> Coordinator.
>> --
>> *Dale Kunce* | Senior Geospatial Engineer and GIS Team Lead  | International
>> Services |  American Red Cross
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