Events

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Events starting early

GeoSynapse Guinée Mapathon

10:00am - 4:00pm | Thursday, November 17

Sierra Leone Red Cross Society Mapathon

10:00am - 2:00pm | Saturday, November 12

Mapbox Workshop in Bengaluru, India

8:00am - 12:00pm | Saturday, November 12

Mapbox is partnering with Akshara Foundation for conducting a basic mapping workshop for sixth grade students at the Nagashettyhalli Government School in Bengaluru. The workshop will focus on basic geography awareness and map making through games and activities.

CrisisMappers Japan Mapillary

10:00am - 5:00pm | Saturday, November 12

Mason Mappers OpenStreetMap Workshop

1:00pm - 2:00pm | Friday, November 11

OpenStreetMap Workshop on Nov 11, 2016 in Exploratory Hall, room 2103. Contact masonmappers@gmail.com for more information

West Virginia University YouthMappers Mapathon

3:00pm - 5:00pm | Friday, November 11

West Virginia University YouthMappers Mapathon

Elementary School 'M. Kepuska' Workshop

1:30pm - 3:30pm | Friday, November 11

Under supervisor @YllFerizi this workshop is organized: 1. To introduce electronic maps to pupils 11-13 years old. They’ll learn about OpenStreetMap.org, how to use it and how they can contribute. 2. Also an introduction of humanitarian mapping using HOT Tasking Manager.

Olomoucký Mapathon s Lékaři bez hrani

6:00pm - 9:00pm | Thursday, November 10

Southern Methodist University - Dallas, Texas

12:00pm - 5:00pm | Thursday, November 3

MapOff Texas Tech University with West Virginia

6:40pm - 8:00pm | Wednesday, November 2

Youth Mappers SUNY Mapathon - New York

4:30pm - 6:00pm | Wednesday, November 2

YouthMappers SUNY Mapathon

Zeta Theta Map-A-Thon

6:13pm-8:30am | Wednesday, November 2

Sunday, November 13th

Monday, November 14th

Kathmandu Living Labs Mapathon

9:00am - 5:00pm | Monday

Kathmandu Living Labs has been working the past year in Pokhara to create OpenStreetMap data and active community to maintain the data. The work has been carried out with support from American Association of Geographer and in partnership with local government, volunteer agencies in Pokhara, educational institutions and tech community. The workshop is to showcase the work that has been done in Pokhara and reflect on expanding the work at regional level.

MapTime Buffalo

4:30pm - 7:00pm | Monday

sign-up here This Monday, November 14th join us for a mapathon! The location of the event will be Wilkeson 144 in the Ellicott Complex of the University at Buffalo (North Campus). We will be putting vulnerable communities on the map as a part of the OSM missing maps project. We will be mapping from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Please bring your own laptops!

Kyambogo University Mapathon - Uganda

10:00am - 2:00pm | Monday

Mapping Kyambogo University and Uganda on OSM

Tuesday, November 15th

OSM Zambia Mapathon

8:00am - 5:00pm | Tuesday

We will be mapping an area in one week. The mapathon will be for a full week

100 Mapathons MapTime Bend, Oregon

6:00pm - 8:00pm | Tuesday

#100Mapathons MapTime Bend

Monroe Community College YouthMappers Mapathon with visiting (in person) chapter representatives from SUNY Geneseo, Cornell University, SUNY Fredonia, and Texas Tech University. Also additional activities/presentations/posters on Wednesday, November 16

#Map4America at the US Census Bureau. More details on how to sign-up to be announced.

Missing Maps Party - Indonesia

6:00pm - 9:00pm | Tuesday

A Missing Maps party to support the newly launched Map for Environment platform, funded by the World Resource Institute. The aim of the event is to map and capture the location and extent of deforestation in OpenStreetMap for areas in Indonesia. This stunning archipelago has the world’s 3rd largest tropical rainforest, but is sadly ranked 2nd for deforestation. Half of Sumatra’s forest cover disappeared from 1985 to 2008, and 90% of oil plantation in Kalimantan from 1990-2010 came at the expense of forest cover. This project was initiated by the devastating 2015 fires in Kalimantan that were linked to deforestation, and the desire of the Green School students in Bali to assist their neighbours.

Open Humanitarians Mapathon

2:30pm - 4:30pm | Tuesday

Open Humanitarians, in collaboration with Kinnaird College for Women University, is celebrating OSM GeoWeek 2016 with a mapathon in a women’s only university. Attendees of this mapathon will get training on what is mapping, how can you map and how to be a part of the global humanitarian community.

World Bank and UNDP Mapathon

9:00am - 4:00pm | Tuesday

MSF London Mapathon

6:00pm - 9:00pm | Tuesday

Wednesday, November 16th

University of Redlands Mapathon

5:00pm - 7:00pm | Wednesday

University of South Bohemia Mapathon

3:30pm - 5:30pm | Wednesday

Faculty of Education, Jeronýmova 10, 371 15 České Budějovice

Virginia Tech GeoWeek Mapathon

7:00pm - 9:00pm | Wednesday

WA Women in GIS and Technology Mapathon

6:00pm - 7:30pm | Wednesday

The WA Women in GIS and Technology group is hosting a Mapathon for members to learn how to become HOT volunteers.

BHUTAN- Royal University of Bhutan, Sherubtse College - YouthMappers

TUM Mapathon

11:30am | Wednesday

more details coming soon!

GIS Day 2016 @ QUB - UK

12:00pm - 2:00pm | Wednesday

University of Maryland Mapathon

12:00pm - 3:00pm | Wednesday

DFID London Mapathon

| Wednesday

#dfidmapathon2 and #dfidmapathon3

Mapathon training in JOSM and id_creator

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Mapathon for GIS Day at the Unviersity of Maryland, College Park.
Learn to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people #freecoffee

Clemson GIS Day

12:00pm - 1:00pm | Wednesday

FLOSS KOSOVA Workshop

5:30pm - 7:00pm | Wednesday

Organized by @flosskosova under supervisor @YllFerizi this workshop’s idea is : 1. To introduce electronic maps gto interested pupils of “Electrotechnik lyceum Don Bosko”. They’ll learn about OpenStreetMap.org, how to use it and how they can contribute.

UCLA’s GIS Day is hosted by the UCLA Library and the Institute for Digital Research and Education. Our partners include the Department of Geography, Luskin School of Public Affairs, Center for Digital Humanities, and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. In addition, this year we are holding a special TEDxUCLA Salon as part of GIS Day and a Mapathon. Thanks to TEDxUCLA and MissingMaps.org for helping us facilitate these events!

MSF Czech Republic Mapathon

3:00pm - 5:00pm | Wednesday

Central Washington University Mapathon

3:00pm - 5:00pm | Wednesday

Join us for a humanitarian map-a-thon hosted by the CWU Geography Department in Dean Hall 206. Learn to trace objects from detailed satellite imagery to fill in undermapped areas, placing the data into a free online map of the world called OpenStreetMap.

British Red Cross Missing Maps

6:00pm - 8:00pm | Wednesday

Missing Maps Leeds

Ballerup Municipality Mapathon

10:00am - 12:00am | Wednesday

Ballerup Municipality will hosting a mapping event for students from a local high-school. Topics will be a Mapillary photo tour in the local area. How to use Mapillary as a source for adding POIs into OpenStreetMap.

All Over the Map! Mapathon

7:00pm - 10:00pm | Wednesday

All Over the Map! is sponsoring our first Mapathon of the year for GIS Day! On November 16, come out to the CGA from 7pm-10pm to map part of Kenya on OpenStreetMap in support of the President’s Malaria Initiative! There will be pizza, fun music, and great instruction for those who have never mapped before! It’s sure to be a blast!

Brigham Young University Mapathon

2:00am - 3:00pm | Wednesday

BYU OSM Event

Thursday, November 17th

Stanford University Mapathon

1:30pm - 4:30pm | Thursday

Missing Maps Southampton Mapathon

6:00pm - 8:30pm | Thursday

Manitoba GIS Users Group Mapathon

7:00pm - 9:00pm | Thursday

Mapillary Party BLR - India

5:00pm | Thursday

Join us to learn about the Mapillary service for crowd sourcing street level imagery, and techniques for deriving and adding rich map data to OpenStreetMap. This is a hands-on workshop for anyone interested in open data, OpenStreetMap, or developing tools in the field of image detection and feature extraction.

GeoSynapse Guinee Mapathon

10:00am - 1:00pm | Thursday

Dans la cadre de OSM Geo Week, @osmguinea et @GeoSynapse vous invitent à cartographier Conakry sur OSM. Rejoignez-nous au siège de GeoSynapse le 17 Novembre 2016 à Face de Bonagui à Matoto

UC Davis Mapathon - California

11:00am - 5:00pm | Thursday

AGS Geography 2050 Mapathon - New York

8:00am - 12:45pm | Thursday

Join the American Geographical Society for a ‘Mapathon’, an OpenStreetMap (OSM) training event. As part of the Geography 2050 conference, you’ll learn how to contribute to the map, focusing on marginally mapped communities across the United States. Given the theme of the 2016 AGS Fall Symposium, Envisioning a Sustainable Planet, gateway communities around U.S. National Parks have been selected as the target areas. Please bring your laptop, mouse and your open mapping curiosity to join the mapping!

We have a variety of events throughout the week. Thursday evening we will be hosting a Mapathon!

MapLesotho Mapathon

8:00am - 8:00am | Thursday

Mapping Berger, Lagos State - Akure, Nigeria

12:00pm - 3:00pm | Thursday

Save the Children in Bangladesh Mapathon

4:00pm - 6:00pm | Thursday

This is a mapathon event by the Kolorob team of Save the Children in Bangladesh. Kolorob is an android app that provides information and direction on local service points in different categories such as health, education, legal etc. and also provides job portal and buy-sell services. The base map in Kolorob app is OpenStreetMap. To celebrate Geo Week, the Kolorob team will sit together and map the project area in Dhaka.

DisasterMappers Heidelberg Mapathon

6:00pm - 10:00pm | Thursday

The MissingMaps event will be organized in collaboration with another one of the partner organizations of the MissingMaps project, the French based NGO CartONG. CartONG is currently conducting Mapping projects in Madagascar in cooperation with MissingMaps. We would like to support these efforts with our Mapping Event!

OpenStreetMapMX

8:00am - 12:00pm | Thursday

Intermediate workshop to teach contributing users how to selectively extract data with Overpass Turbo and use it in their projects. sign-up here

OpenStreetMap Mexico Workshop

8:00am - 12:00pm | Thursday

Intermediate workshop to teach contributing users how to selectively extract data with Overpass Turbo and use it in their projects. sign-up here

GIScience Research Group MissingMaps

6:00pm - 10:00pm | Thursday

#100mapathons OSM GeoWeek MissingMaps Event for Madagascar sign-up here

University of Edinburgh OSM Training

5:00pm - 8:00pm | Thursday

Students at the University of Edinburgh will be meeting on campus to learn how to use OSM, the role of humanitarian mapping and OSM communities, and map for a few hours.
Edinburgh has students from all over the world, and students will be able to bring their new knowledge of OSM back to their home communities.

Open Humanitarians Mapping Competition

3:00pm - 5:30pm | Thursday

Open Humanitarians, in collaboration with the Geographical Society at Forman Christian College (a chartered university), are celebrating OSM GeoWeek 2016 and the GIS Day with a Geo mapping competition. Attendees of this mapathon will get training on what is mapping, how can you map and how to be a part of the global humanitarian community. There will be a mapping competition afterwards and the winners/runner ups will be awarded with prizes. All of the participating students will get certificates. The certificates and prizes are sponsored by the Geographical Society at FCC.

HOT-OSM Finland Mapathon

6:00pm - 9:00am | Thursday

Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) is one of the leading public Universities in Uganda. Its GIS program is rich with a diversity of skill sets to be acquired. OSM and OpenSource tools are becoming integral to the universities teaching themes. Come join us for this brief but enriched Training and Mapathon.

OSM Canada Mapathon

7:00pm - 11:00pm | Thursday

Presentation by OSM founder Steve Coast. Steve Coast is a British entrepreneur and the founder of the OpenStreetMap community-based world mapping project and CloudMade, a geography-related company.

GeoSynapse Guinée Mapathon

10:00am - 4:00pm | Thursday

Friday, November 18th

CartONG Bordeaux Mapathon

9:00am - 1:30pm | Friday

OpenStreetMap Perú Mapathon

10:00am - 4:00pm | Friday

Ayacucho Mapathon - Peru

2:00pm - 6:00pm | Friday

UCC Mapathon Day

12:00pm - 3:00pm | Friday

CartONG Limbe Mapathon

4:30pm - 7:30pm | Friday

MappingDC Mapathon

9:00am - 9:00pm | Friday

Let’s meet online in the Slack chat room and work throughout the day on some humanitarian OSM mapping.

MapPH Mapathon

10:00am - 3:00pm | Friday

Join MapPH and Project NOAH’s #geoweekmnl meetup on November 18 from 10am to 3pm at the University of the Philippines National Institute of Geological Sciences Room 301. Snacks and lunch will be served. To celebrate National Geography Week, learn how to map on OpenStreetMap, write Wikipedia entries, use Project NOAH’s weather and disaster risk apps, and report public and private sector needs on MapPH.com. We hope to visualize community needs to local and international donors for the upcoming holiday season. This event is free! Everyone is welcome.

HOT Indonesia organizes a two-hour talkshow event in @america, Pacific Place Mall, hosted by Kevin Hendrawan, an Indonesian TV Presenter and Youth4Arctic Ambassador and Helena Rea* from BBC Media Action, with a list of speakers whose work relates closely to making use of open spatial data for humanitarian response and economic development, including Derval Usher* (UN Pulse Lab), Faizal Thamrin (UN-OCHA), Adi Kurniawan (DMInnovation), Yantisa Akhadi (HOT Indonesia) and Tirza Reinata (Tusk Advisory–advising for One Map Policy by Indonesia’s Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs).

Saturday, November 19th

CartONG Chambéry Mapathon

10:00am - 2:00pm | Saturday

Uganda Christian University - Mbale College - YouthMappers

Youth Mappers Busitema Mapathon - Uganda

9:30am - 12:00pm | Saturday

OSM Bénin Mapathon

9:00am | Saturday

OSM Burkina Faso Mapathon

5:00pm - 7:00pm | Saturday

Disposer de la donnée géographique publique dans les territoires est un des grands enjeux pour la cartogtraphie OSM, qui souvent oppose zones très détaillées et zones très partiellement cartographiées. Ce qui est le cas au Burkina Faso. L’évènement que nous organisons en relation avec la OSM GeoWeek aura pour ojectif de former les étudiants et numériser à distance à l’aide de l’imagerie Bing les rues, bâtiments et les principaux usages du sol dans la ville de Bobo afin de faciliter l’enrichissement de la base OSM par des informations pertinentes. Nul n’ignore les bienfaits de la carte; transmettre une information visuelle de façon claire et rapide que’on peut l’utiliser de multiples façons : pour faciliter la prise de décision, pour visualiser des informations géolocalisées, pour s’orienter, oubien pour décrire où aller et comment y aller ,etc.

GOSM Liberia Community Mapathon

10:00am - 4:00pm | Saturday

Building capacity for 40 mappers in Mapathon.

BONEVET Workshop

12:00pm - 4:00pm | Saturday

Organized by @BONEVET and supported by Ipko Foundation, under supervision of @YllFerizi these workshops are organized in two groups:

OSM Geo Week at Uganda Christian

9:00am - 1:00pm | Saturday

Map Uganda

9:00am - 12:00pm | Saturday

Supporters

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