Missing Maps Geneva Launch Party
Location: Maison de la paix, The Graduate Institute (Chemin Rigot 2)
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014 from
Time: 16:30 to 23:00 (CET)
WHAT IS MISSING MAPS?
Putting the World’s Vulnerable People on the Map The Missing Maps project is an open collaboration of NGOs that aims to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, so that international and local organizations, as well as individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas. We'd like to invite you to come to the launch event, which will open with an introduction to the project. This will be followed by a mapping party where we will be mapping areas in Rwanda, Indonesia and Bangladesh to support long-term Red Cross programs. We will also be mapping for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Multiple aid organizations, including the Red Cross, have deployed medical teams to identified sites in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and additional detailed base map data is needed to assist in the response.
WHAT DO I NEED?
Just a laptop, a mouse and enthusiasm (mouse isn't absolutely necessary but makes the mapping A LOT faster).
DO I NEED TO INSTALL SOFTWARE
No, map creation can be done via the online iD editor which is integrated into the OpenStreetMap website.
DO I NEED TO BE A MAPPING EXPERT?
No! You do not need any previous experience. If you have time before you come, and you are new to mapping via OpenStreetMap, please have a look at the training videos here.
WHERE IS IT?
The Maison de la paix, the big glass palace on Avenue de France (tram stop France on line 15), for navigation use the address: Chemin Eugene Rigot 2.
WHAT DO I DO NOW?
Register at the Facebook page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then go and tell your friends!
We look forward to seeing you there.
See the event page.