Introduction to Humanitarian Mapping and OpenStreetMap


Friday, April 5
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Add to Calendar 2019-04-05 13:00:00 2019-04-05 15:00:00 Introduction to Humanitarian Mapping and OpenStreetMap ITTC Lab 2 at the D. H. Hill Jr. Library


Workshop Description

OpenStreetMap is a free and open crowd-sourced map of the world that anyone can contribute to. In addition to being used by government and private companies for web applications, OpenStreetMap is used by many humanitarian organizations who need reliable information about the roads, buildings, and other information about regions experiencing crisis. In this workshop you will learn how to edit OpenStreetMap and contribute data to any region in the world! Together, we will improve the basemaps of Raleigh and other cities in North Carolina, adding sidewalks and information that will be used by apps designed to map accessible routes through our cities. This workshop will prepare you to participate in humanitarian mapping and introduce you to the open source web mapping community.

Contact Information

Mia Partlow

Register for this workshop