Mapathon for Humanitarian Relief

Thursday, November 15, 2018
2 pm–5 pm
Alexander Library


Francesca Giannetti

Help people in need by participating in a crowd-sourced, humanitarian mapping project. Together with fellow students, you will contribute geospatial data to OpenStreetMap, a free and editable map of the world that is used by communities, organizations and governments worldwide to address local development challenges and aid disaster response. The exact project will be determined closer to the event. Last year, Rutgers students, staff, and faculty worked together on a mapping project to help the American Red Cross with relief operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria’s devastating effect on the island. No mapping experience or knowledge is necessary. Training will be provided. Come at any time during the afternoon. Please bring a laptop. Sponsored by Rutgers University Libraries and the Department of Geography.

When: November 15, 2-5pm

Where: Pane Room (first floor) in Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus

Alexander Library