2nd Disaster Relief Mapathon: Puerto Rico and Beyond

Date: 11/14/2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Location
Health Sciences Library Classroom 2



Description

After the highly successful first mapathon event at the Melville Library now comes the 2nd Disaster Relief Mapathon on East Campus.  Come help out relief efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico and other disaster areas, via open-source mapping.  All you need is your laptop and a free moment. Following recent disasters such as the hurricane that struck Puerto Rico, people around the world are using the OpenStreetMap platform to give their time to hurricane relief efforts. The Red Cross in Puerto Rico has set up digital mapping tasks through which those on college campuses and elsewhere can pitch in with ongoing relief efforts. During the mapathon, we will teach people the mapping work that needs doing, then we will map together.

 

No mapping experience necessary. No knowledge of local terrain is necessary. Come any time during 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 14th.  Please bring your laptop!

 

RSVP with the following Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/jYcyR6v42se5Qcqy1

 

This event is organized by Stony Brook’s Center for the Study of Inequalities, Social Justice,  and Policy; the Geospatial Center at the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University Libraries, Global Health Institute, & Program in Public Health.

 

Contacts:

 

Shafeek Fazal

Shafeek Fazal

Associate Dean for Library Technology, Discovery, and Digital Services at University Libraries
email: shafeek.fazal@stonybrook.edu
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