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Puerto Rico Mapathon for Hurricane Relief mapathon

2pm-5pm, 29 Sep 2017 at Butler Studio (208b)
Following the recent hurricane, people around the world are using the [OpenStreetMap]( platform to give their time to hurricane relief efforts. The Red Cross in Puerto Rico has requested two tasks we can help with for their relief efforts. During the mapathon, we will teach people how to help with these efforts through mapping, and we will map together.

Columbia University Libraries & Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities invites you to a Puerto Rico Mapathon for relief efforts.

Come help with relief efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico by contributing your time to open-source mapping.

No mapping experience necessary. No knowledge of local terrain is necessary. Come any time during the afternoon. This short video can introduce you to the OSM mapping work

Please bring your laptop & RSVP to

Since we announced our event on the weekend, we have been moved to see other universities/libraries follow our lead. Added to our original event, we feel this can have a real impact on ground operations. Universities running mapathons so far:

We are working on a toolkit with these teams that we hope to share with other teams looking to replicate our model in the future. Stay tuned.