1. You MUST register via the Doctors Without Borders/MSF Eventbrite page to attend this event!
2. This is a Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) event! Attendees should bring their own laptops.
During this meetup, we'll put your mapping skills to the test for a great cause!
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) invites you to participate in a Missing Maps event on Tuesday, September 24, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at our headquarters in New York City.
A special initiative founded by Doctors Without Borders, American Red Cross, British Red Cross, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Missing Maps is powered by volunteers around the world. Using OpenStreetMap, an open, free, and crowd-sourced platform, volunteers map underserved regions in order to provide international and local NGOs and individuals with geographic data to better respond to crises.
At this mapping party, we will be mapping parts of the world's most remote locations to help MSF respond more effectively to humanitarian emergencies like disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and more. Both beginners and experienced mappers are welcome to join this Mapathon. We will be utilizing the OpenStreetMap Platform and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Tasking Manager.
This event is in collaboration with GeoNYC. Food and beverages will be provided.
Learn more about the Missing Maps Project at: http://www.missingmaps.org/