Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
Mapathon: May 17th
May 17th there will be a Missing Maps event in the Koningsberger building, Utrecht. With your help we will help the Red Cross and Doctors without Borders by mapping areas in Malawi, Africa. The mapping can be done without any mapping experience, so everyone can participate!
The event will start at 17:00 sharp, with some background information and instructions by Koos Krijnders (Dutch Red Cross). The mapping will continue until 21:00. Dinner and drinks will be provided for. Make sure to bring your own laptop! At the end of the evening we’ll have mapped a large area of Malawi. This data will be of great use when there is a need for humanitarian help.
- 17 May 2017 17.00 - 21.00
- Location: Koningsbergergebouw, Foyer Koningsbergergebouw
- Bring your laptop
- Food and drinks provided
This event is organized by the geo-related student organizations of Utrecht; EGEA, Geo Honours, NODE, UAV and V.U.G.S. The event is sponsored by IMAGEM and the Faculty of Geosciences.