Mapathon for Puerto Rico

MIT Libraries hosts a second #PRMapathon

Event date December 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Photograph of first MIT PR Mapathon participants

Photo courtesy of Lily Bui

The MIT Libraries are hosting a second Mapathon to add and verify data in OpenStreetMap, assisting relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Please join us in person at Dewey Library (E53-212) — bring your own laptop — or online! The first half-hour, 10-10:30am, will feature an OpenStreetMap training by DUSP PhD student Lily Bui (livestreamed for remote participants via WebEx, please register in advance).

Following the hurricane earlier this fall, people across the world and at MIT have been using the OpenStreetMap platform to give their time to the relief efforts. There are several tasks we can help with: mapping buildings, pre-disaster imagery to give an operating picture of the island before the hurricane made landfall, and verifying map data.

No prior mapping experience necessary!

No knowledge of local terrain is necessary!

You are free to come and go as you need!