Disaster Relief Map-athon: Puerto Rico

Date: 10/11/2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Location
North Reading Room Learning Lab



Description

 

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 next Wednesday. 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 the afternoon. 

 

 

**Please bring your laptop & RSVP with the following Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/KoYhEekNbC46obDx2**

 

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.

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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