State of the Map Scotland 2015/Day 2
This is day 2 of State of the Map Scotland 2015.
On October 1st 2015 the University of Edinburgh's Global Development Academy will host an international public conference on maps, mapping and humanitarianism in collaboration with OpenStreetMap and Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF). We will host presentations from MSF's Missing Maps project, as well as from the OSM community
Attendance is free, and open to the public.
|Thursday 1st October : International Development|
|9:00-9:30||Setup||Background video 10 years of Openstreetmap Edits|
|10:00-10:15||Welcome and Introduction||Dr Jamie Cross (Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh)|
|Session One : Maps and Humanitarianism|
|10:15-11:30||Medecins Sans Frontieres / Y-Care||Missing Maps: What’s Missing?||Carmen Sumadiwiria|
|MapAction||Helping get aid to where it's needed most||David Frankland and Nick McWilliam|
|Living Labs Nepal||Skype Session|
|Session Two : Geographical Information Systems (GIS): Theory and Practice|
|12:00-13:00||University of Edinburgh||GIS & Humanitarian Activities: Hammer or Swiss Army Penknife?||Dr William Mackaness|
|University of Edinburgh (Geography)||Surviving the Waves: Cartographies of “Illegal Border Crossings” and Activist Counter-Mapping||Dan Fisher|
|University of Oxford : Oxford Internet Institute||Economic Geographies of Knowledge Production in Sub-Saharan Africa||Sanna Ojanperä|
|LUNCH : An Openstreetmap Stall will be available for your questions|
|Session Three : The Future of the Map|
|14:00-15:30||Open Data Institute||Open Data Mapping: Limits to Potential?||Adam Hinchliff|
|GeoGeo||The World Isn't Round: The Rise of GI Drones & Creating Mirror Worlds||Paul Georgie|
|Tirami||Keeping the pulse on international development and technology with Udadisi||Rory Gianni|
|What Three Words||3 words to address the world||Krishma Nayee|
|Crisis Net||Chris Albon|
|16:00-17:00||Missing Maps (Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders)||Crowdsourcing and OSM: How volunteers are helping MSF to save lives||Pete Masters|
|17:30-18:30||Drinks||Introduction to editing Openstreetmap and wikipedia|
Sponsorship and Backing
Background Information from the World Bank
Open Data for Resilience Initiative: Planning an Open Cities Mapping Project report presented by OpenCitiesProject Backers included Worldbank, GFDRR, American Red Cross, Humanitarian Openstreetmap TeamDevelopment Seed, USAID Humanitarian Information Unit
Background of Openstreetmap.org
Openstreetmap.org is similar to Wikipedia except we make maps. Our map is editable by anyone using a standard web browser. We have been mapping now for over 10 years and have over two million registered users. We are expanding by doubling our size approximately every one and a half years. Our work has now been recognised by the United Nations, World Bank, World Health Organisation, United States State Department, Red Cross, Medicins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF). We have a large number of our users who are interested in Humanitarian work.
Please see an introductory Video
We plan to make the talks available on video and if possible streamed live.
The current plan is to stream the first session on YouTube