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PoliMappers in OSM GeoWeek

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Politecnico di Milano

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32

Building 2, Room N.2.4

20133 Milan

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PoliMappers are happy to announce their participation in the OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week, which will be held 11-17 November.

Teachers, students, community groups, map lovers, in the US and around the world, join together to celebrate geography and make maps with OpenStreetMap, the free and openly editable map of the world. The purpose of this event is to actively contribute to OpenStreetMap. OSM GeoWeek presents a great opportunity for students and colleagues alike to participate in something both meaningful and fun.

Participating groups include the American Red Cross, HOT, MapGive, YouthMappers, Missing Maps, Mapbox, USAID, GFDRR.

Spread the word by using #OSMGeoWeek2018 on social media.

The program of the meeting is as follows:

15:15 - 15:35 Welcome and introduction to YouthMappers, PoliMappers, OpenStreetMap and humanitarian mapping

Candan Eylül Kilsedar - PoliMappers President

15:35 - 16:30 Remote connections with YouthMappers Research Fellows

Michael Montani - PoliMappers Social Media Responsible and YouthMappers Research Fellow

“Cross-continental YouthMapping for Fighting Schistosomiasis in the Senegal River Valley”

Airin Aktar, from Bangladesh, Member of OpenStreetMap Dhaka University chapter and YouthMappers Research Fellow

“Use of OSM Data: Evacuation Plan During Cyclone Warning to Reduce Vulnerability of Women in Bagerhat, Bangladesh”

Rubainatu Chalpang Adams, from Ghana, Member of UMaT YouthMappers chapter and YouthMappers Research Fellow

“Effects of Illegal Mining Activities on Vulnerable Groups in Tarkwa, Ghana”

Chomba Chishala, from Zambia, President of Ymunza chapter and YouthMappers Research Fellow

“Using Open Street Mapping to Map Incidence of Malaria among Vulnerable People of Luano District, Zambia”

16:30 - 16:50 HOT Tasking Manager and OSM mapping

Lorenzo Stucchi - PoliMappers Treasurer

16:50 - 18:15 Humanitarian mapping

If you are curious about open data, mapping, and how these can be used in research to improve lives, please join us. There will be technical guidance from PoliMappers, so even novices in mapping are welcome to join. Remember to bring your laptop, mouse, and enthusiasm for OSM.

This meeting is the first lesson of innovative teaching course, Collaborative Humanitarian Mapping at Politecnico di Milano. Please note that participants will be accepted regardless of their participation in this course.

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