WesGIS Workshop: Crowd-sourced disaster relief efforts in Nepal

Want to help with relief efforts in Nepal after Saturday’s Magnitude 7.8 earthquake?

Special WesGIS/Mapping workshop:
Introduction to OpenStreetMap.org Relief Mapping for Nepal
When: Friday, May 1, 2:00-3:00 pm
Where: Allbritton 204
Who: Anyone in the Wesleyan community who is interested in helping out by tracing (digitizing) objects from aerial photos. No GIS experience required.

We’ll introduce tools that you can use to contribute toward relief efforts in Nepal through mapping. We’ll get you registered, provide a hands-on introduction to mapping using OpenStreetMap.org’s browser-based iD editor, and show you how to find lists of mapping tasks that need completion (following the basic outline presented a  http://mapgive.state.gov). New satellite images and tasks are being posted daily and there is still much work to be done.

The room has 30 computers. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/PZwWGMAHIu. Feel free to forward this message on to colleagues and students.

Questions? Contact Kim Diver kdiver@wesleyan.edu or Phil Resor presor@wesleyan.edu

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