We're talking about low(er) tech, DIY maps from the field. How are people getting out from behind their computers to map the world around them?
• Andrew Wiseman (https://twitter.com/wisemana) from USAID OTI will talk about OSM Field Papers (http://fieldpapers.org/), a tool that allows anyone to collect geospatial data using only a printer, paper and a pen.
• Coleman McCormick (https://twitter.com/colemanm) and Tony Quartararo (https://twitter.com/tonyquartararo) will talk about how the World Bank used fulcrumapp (http://fulcrumapp.com/) to survey and collect data on potable water across Monrovia, Liberia (http://fulcrumapp.com/blog/world-bank-water-and-sanitation-in-liberia/). They'll show how the app was created and used in a low / no-connectivity environment such as Liberia. They'll also show how fulcrum is integrating with MapBox, CartoDB, BoundlessGeo, and other open-source mapping technologies, as well as their future plans.
• Max Richman (https://twitter.com/richmanmax) from Mobile Accord will talk about how GeoPoll collects and maps monthly food security data directly from thousands of people on their own phones via SMS across the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
• Robert Banick (https://twitter.com/rbanick) from the American Red Cross will talk about general survey methods, how they work OSM into everything they do, and what participatory GIS means for them. He'll talk about the implications for sustainability and the difficulty of getting non-GISers to collect and enter quality data.
• Scott Clark (https://twitter.com/sctevl/) will talk about the recent operational demonstration in Honduras for the ROGUE JCTD project during their Independence Day celebrations.He'll talk about how COPECO (Honduras disaster preparedness org - http://copeco.gob.hn/ ) used their mobile app, Arbiter, along with GeoGit and GeoNode to allow them to coordinate their support to the festivities.
We'll meet at 7:00 pm at the upstairs bar at Stetsons (http://stetsons-dc.com/) at 16th and U Streets NW. Introductions and lightning talks will start at 7:30 pm. Stetsons is a 21 and over venue. If you're not yet 21 but want to attend, message us via meetup and we'll do our best to get you in.
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