We are excited to host the first afternoon of the Mapathon in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT in Cambridge, across the river from the Hyne Convention Center! The MIT Mapathon is open to the public.
Join us in Building 9 (105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138) on Friday afternoon, April 7 from 1:30pm-6:00pm for the mapathon. Attendees will join a community of online mappers and contribute to OpenStreetMap for humanitarian efforts. Using satellite imagery and freely available OpenStreetMap editing platforms, participants will trace, edit, and label key infrastructure (buildings, roads, etc.), environmental features, and other objects for the creation of openly available real data to produce maps that assist humanitarian and community efforts.
The schedule for the day will include a short set of lightning talks by MIT students and researchers using OpenStreetMap and performing emergency mapping, a intro to some of the tools, and a mapathon with mapping projects supporting the Presidential Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR).
To RSVP to the Mapathon @ AAG on Saturday, April 8 at the Mapathon Lounge (Hynes Convention Center, Room 206), visit this EventBrite: