Come join the UMD Libraries' Geospatial Services Center and the Center for Geospatial Information Science for a joint American Red Cross Missing Maps Mapathon and Project Sidewalks Mapathon on to celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day.
- 9am – 11am @ 1136 LeFrak Hall
- 12pm - 3pm @ 6107 McKeldin Library*
*Refreshments will be provided at the McKeldin Library portion of the event.
We will be doing our part to help the American Red Cross with their Missing Maps project, a joint effort between the American Red Cross, British Red Cross, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and Doctors Without Borders. Please join us to map roads and buildings in some of the most vulnerable places around the world (e.g., Haiti, Myanmar, Kenya, etc.).
In addition, we will be participating in Project Sidewalk to learn how to make DC sidewalks more accessible for everyone.
No experience or prior GIS background is needed! We will have computers for you to use at both locations. Feel free to drop in at any point during the event and stay as long as you like.
Please see the flyer for more information.