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Meetup Update: Map Hacking for a Cause Tomorrow

From: Nate H.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 12:54 PM
Just a reminder that Map Hacking: Using Location Data for a Cause is happening tomorrow. Get there around 6pm to drink and network with other non-profitty/techie types, and the presentations will begin at 6:30.

We have also added another speaker to the event: Mike Infranco, IT Director for Transportation Alternatives will talk about the mapping related organizing carried out by Transportation Alternatives. These include crashstat.org, blockpartynyc.org and parkingdaynyc.org.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

-Nate & Charles


When
Wednesday, March 10,[masked]:30 PM[masked]T233000Z

Where
Merc Bar
151 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012
(212)[masked]

How will members find you there?
Private room in the back of the bar


Details

Using location data is the latest way to engage your community and share essential information with them. Data and maps are being used for a broad range of issues, including targeting disaster relief, tracking local community issues, highlighting hospital closures and identifying disease clusters. Placing data on a map captures attention, motivates members, reveals patterns, generates press and even helps us bring solutions forward. Tools for election canvassing are already widely used. What's next for nonprofits, advocacy groups and political campaigners?

Michael Freedman-Schnapp, Directory of Policy for NYC Councilmember Brad Lander will talk about his map-hacking project, stalleddevelopment.com, which uses real estate development information to show areas in Brooklyn where developments have been abandoned and the various safety and other related issues. He?ll talk about the inspiration for the project, the process of development and the results that he?s seen, as well as other similar mapping projects he has worked on.

Mike Infranco, IT Director for Transportation Alternatives will talk about the mapping related organizing carried out by TA. These include crashstat.org, blockpartynyc.org and parkingdaynyc.org.

We?ll start the event at 6:00pm-6:30 for networking, with the presentation starting at 6:30pm sharp.

This is a joint project of GrassrootsCamp and Organizing 2.0.

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