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Saturday, November 14th (starting a day early!)

OSM Peru Mapathon - Callao, Lima, Peru

1:00pm | Saturday, November 14

Hola, con motivo de celebrarse a nivel mundial la OSMGeoWeek (Semana de Concienciación Geográfica – OpenStreetMap) conjuntamente con la Comunidad peruana de OpenStreetMap y con la colaboración de la Municipalidad de Carmen de la Legua – Reynoso, nos encontramos organizando una “Mapping Raymi” (Jornada de Cartografía Social Libre y Colaborativa) en este distrito del Callao, con la finalidad de formar cartógrafos sociales y producir un mapa del distrito colaborativo abierto y libre que pueda servir como insumo para la realización de diferentes proyectos por parte de las vecinas y vecinos.

Mapbox Mapathon - Ayacucho, Peru

9:00am - 5:00pm | Saturday, November 14

Mapbox will host a mapathon on November 14, in Ayacucho, Peru to improve the Ayacucho cartography, to spread open source tools that currently have greater importance in the technology industry and expand the OSM community.

Sunday, November 15th

Mapbox Mapping Party - Bengaluru, India

10:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday

Mapbox will be hosting an OSM community mapping party to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 15, 2015 at their office in Bengaluru, India. Join us to hangout with mappers from the local OpenStreetMap community, learn new tools, hack on your ideas or try completing the map of the neighborhood with a field survey.

Missing Maps is celebrating it’s one year anniversary this month. To date over 3,500 volunteers have attended map-a-thons (a mapping party) in one of 11 countries, collectively making 12 million map edits and putting 7.5 million people on the map. We can easily make a difference in another corner of the world from the comfort of our own home, school or workplace. Join thousands of volunteers around the globe and leave your own mark on the map November 15th at the University Village Microsoft Store in Seattle, WA. Drop in anytime with your laptop between 12PM and 5PM to map for as long as you want. Red Cross volunteers will be on hand to get you started and show you how to map. In exchange for your participation, we’ll treat you with refreshments and swag!

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville's School of Information Sciences student organizations are hosting a mapping event for current and former students and faculty. Contact Taylor Hixson for more details on joining the event.

Hola, con motivo de celebrarse a nivel mundial la OSMGeoWeek (Semana de Concienciación Geográfica – OpenStreetMap) conjuntamente con la Comunidad peruana de OpenStreetMap y con la colaboración de la Municipalidad de Carmen de la Legua – Reynoso, nos encontramos organizando una “Mapping Raymi” (Jornada de Cartografía Social Libre y Colaborativa) en este distrito del Callao, con la finalidad de formar cartógrafos sociales y producir un mapa del distrito colaborativo abierto y libre que pueda servir como insumo para la realización de diferentes proyectos por parte de las vecinas y vecinos.

Monday, November 16th

ATI-KOS in collaboration with University AAB will celebrate Geography Awareness Week 2015 with a Mapathon on 16.Novembar.2015 1:00 - 5:00 (CET) at AAB premises in Gjakova, Kosovo.

Peace Corps / Cornell invites you to join us for a night of collaborative mapping and socializing to mark Geography Awareness Week 2015 at the Big Red Barn!The event is free, and snacks will be provided, but please bring a laptop, money for $1 beers, and create an account at www.openstreetmap.org before the event (optional).No mapping experience is necessary. There will be an OpenStreetMap crash course from 5:30 to 6, followed by open collaborative mapping from 6 to 8. Location: Big Red Barn (Cornell campus)

MapGive Pakistan community is organizing a mapathon at Kinnaird College for Women University (KC) in Lahore, Pakistan. The mapathon is hosted in celebration of OpenStreetMaps Geo Awareness Week. The mapathon will help the students of KC learn the skill of digital mapping and how to map during a disaster. The training will broadly cover the topics like what is MapGive, what is OSM and HOT, how OSM works, how to map in OSM, and ultimately how to become a global digital humanitarian. Mappers will also map a few select disaster hit areas around the globe. These students will then become the members of the growing MapGive Pakistan community. The session will be organized from 2:30pm to 5pm on November 16, 2015 in Computer Lab at Kinnaird College for Women University. MapGive Pakistan on Twitter

More details to come.

Peace Corps' Office of Innovation is hosting a mapping party for the Peace Corps Community. We're bringing together Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, staff and friends of Peace Corps to actively map for current Peace Corps field projects. This event is open to the public and virtual participants. Beginners welcome! Please register here.

Tuesday, November 17th

In the frame of Geography Awareness Week 2015, the Geomatics team of the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering (DICAM) at University of Bologna is hosting this Mapathon for students and the larger community. The event is free, but you need to bring a laptop (a mouse is suggested). You can create an account at www.openstreetmap.org before the event. No mapping experience is necessary. Location

OSM Zambia Mapathon - Lusaka, Zambia

9:00am - 1:00pm | Tuesday

OSM Zambia will be hosting a mapathon to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 16, 2015 in Lusaka, Zambia.

ATI-KOS in collaboration with BONEVET Makerspace will celebrate Geography Awareness Week 2015 with a Mapathon on 17 November 2015 1:00 - 5:00pm (CET) at BONEVET premises in Gjakova, Kosovo.

The week of November 15-21 is Geography Awareness Week and to help celebrate, Map the Philippines and Mozilla Community Space Manila are hosting an OpenStreetMap GeoWeek mapping party on November 17 from 1-6pm.

A Missing Maps Event will be held in Groningen on the 10th of November, in collaboration with the Netherlands Red Cross, American Red Cross, OpenStreetMap Foundation, Geon B.V. and University of Groningen.

MapGive Pakistan community is organizing a mapathon at Beaconhouse National University (BNU) in Lahore, Pakistan. The mapathon is hosted in celebration of OpenStreetMaps Geo Awareness Week and is supported by the BNU Volunteer Society. The mapathon will help the students of BNU learn the skill of digital mapping and how to map during a disaster. The training will broadly cover the topics like what is MapGive, what is OSM and HOT, how OSM works, how to map in OSM, and ultimately how to become a global digital humanitarian. Mappers will also map a few select disaster hit areas. These students will then become the members of the growing MapGive Pakistan community. The session will be organized from 2:30pm to 5pm on November 17, 2015 in SCIT Computer Lab, Beaconhouse National University. MapGive Pakistan on Twitter

CartONG Mapathon - Chambery, France

6:00pm - 9:00pm | Tuesday

CartONG will be hosting a mapathon at Le Mug in Chambery, France to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 17, 2015. This mapathon is organized as part of the Semaine de la Solidarités Internationale. Registration

Newcastle's first ever Mapathon will be hosted at Newcastle University Students' Union in association with MSF & Missing Maps on Novemeber, 17 from 6:00 - 9:30pm.

In celebration of OSM GeoWeek, 8th graders at Ho-Ho-Kus Middle School will be participating in a Mapathon on Tuesday, November 17. Some of our 8th grade students are working with a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. Our map data will be used by the local health system to track incidence of malaria and to improve services for people living with HIV in the city.

Mapathon hosted in the company Multiconsult's facilities at Nesttun outside of Bergen. Sign up here

Mapathon to be held at the Temple University in on November 17, 2015.

Mapathon to be held at the Dibrugarh University in Dibrugarh, India on November 17, 2015 from 9:30am - 4:30pm.

Mapathon to be held at the University of Central Florida in celebration of OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 17, 2015 from 3:30-5:45pm.

Mapathon to be held at the Southern Methodist University in celebration of OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 17, 2015 from 11:00am - 3:00pm.

The Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC invites the student body and parents to participate in their Mapathon for OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week.

Clark University Mapathon - Worcester, MA

12:00pm - 2:00pm | Tuesday

The Clark University's GIS for Development and Environment Program will be hosting a mapathon for new and experienced mappers on Wednesday, November 17.

London has seen Missing Maps Project mapathons every month for the past year, and selling out the venues every time, so don't wait too long to get signed up for this special OSMgeoweek humanitarian mapping event hosted at the Médecins Sans Frontières offices. Bring a laptop and we'll show you how to map! Sign up on eventbrite

Wednesday, November 18th

St. Lawrence University along with Missing Maps will be hosting a mapathon in the GIS lab (Madill Hall 313) to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 18, 2015. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff. Cider and donuts provided, however the event is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) - The Lab only has 15 computers and laptops work just as well!

ESIGAT will be hosting a mapathon at Rennes 2 University, France to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 18, 2015.

Kelaniya Mapathon

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Wednesday

The university of Kelaniya has organized a mapathon for Wednesday, November 18th. Students will help to map the area around their university and flood prone areas to the north in the Atanugal Oya river basin. Data from the latter will be used to model flood impacts and plan for flood reduction measures by the World Bank and the Sri Lankan government. Trainers from the World Bank and the Sri Lankan government will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice to the students

GIS Day - Bamako, Mali

TDB | Wednesday

The 18th of November we organize the first ever GIS day in Mali, set up in collaboration with the geography department of the university, UN OCHA, WFP, USAID, ACTED, BTC, ... and the local openstreetmap community. We'll have an exhibition stand to give a presentation on OSM. Première journée des SIG au Mali À la faculté d’histoire et de géographie Conférence débat (GPS - OSM - sémiologie graphique) Exposition de produit, Projection vidéo, Formation

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Description: MapGive Pakistan community is organizing a mapathon at Forman Christian College (FCC) in Lahore, Pakistan. The mapathon is hosted in celebration of OpenStreetMaps Geo Awareness Week. The mapathon will help the students learn the skill of digital mapping and how to map during a disaster. The training will broadly cover the topics like what is MapGive, what is OSM and HOT, how OSM works, how to map in OSM, and ultimately how to become a global digital humanitarian. Mappers will also map a few select disaster hit areas around the globe. These students will then become the members of the growing MapGive Pakistan community. The session will be organized from 10am to 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at FCC. MapGive Pakistan on Twitter

Join us in our effort to provide data for the Afghanistan earthquake relief teams in our OpenStreetMap Mapathon! This is meant to be a fun, social event, but for a good cause. Refreshments will be served, including pizza, and no previous GIS experience is required.

MapGive Pakistan community is organizing a mapathon at University of Management & Technology (UMT) in Lahore, Pakistan. The mapathon is hosted in celebration of OpenStreetMaps Geo Awareness Week. The mapathon will help the students of UMT learn the skill of digital mapping and how to map during a disaster. The training will broadly cover the topics like what is MapGive, what is OSM and HOT, how OSM works, how to map in OSM, and ultimately how to become a global digital humanitarian. Mappers will also map a few select disaster hit areas around the globe. These students will then become the members of the growing MapGive Pakistan community. The session will be organized from 2:30pm to 5pm on November 18, 2015 in the Computer Lab at University of Management & Technology. MapGive Pakistan on Twitter

University of Denver and the FOSS lab is hosting this mapathon for students and the larger community to learn about OSM.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) will host a mapathon to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 18, 2015 in New York City. RSVP

The George Heriot School in Edinburgh, Scotland will hold a Mapathon to celebrate GIS Day for Geography Awareness Week on November 18, 2015.

GIS Day Mapathon - Portand Oregon

4:00pm - 6:00pm | Wednesday

Mapathon to celebrate GIS Day for Geography Awareness Week on November 18, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. For more information look here and sign up here.

In celebration of OSM GeoWeek the UCC Friends of MSF will be hosting a mapathon in Cork, Ireland on November, 18 at 7:00pm.

Stanford University Mapathon - Standford, CA

2:00pm - 4:00pm | Wednesday

As part of GISDay@Stanford, MaptimeSV will host a Mapathon at The Stanford Geospatial Center, Stanford University on November 18. Get more information or RSVP here

In celebration of GIS Day and National Open Street Map Geo Week, San Francisco State's Institute for Geographic Information Science (IGISc) will host a Missing Maps event. Our goal is to help map vulnerable places in the lesser developed world so that local and international NGOs, communities, and individuals can use the maps and the data to better respond to crises affecting these areas. Sign up here.

Mapathon to be held at the Hubud co-working space in Ubud, Bali by the Green School in collaboration with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). Mapping tasks will focus on Kalimantan to support the current wide-spread burning issues across the region. The event is part of the OSM Geo Awareness Week and will take place on 18th November, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

The Columbia University SIPA RPCV group will be holding a mapathon from 5:00 - 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 18 in New York, New York. It will be located in Pupin, room 424.

Mapathon for Land and Property Services staff and AGI members to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 18, 2015 in Belfast, Norther Ireland.

Missing Maps Mapathon to be held at LeFrak Hall and McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland, College Park on November 18, 2015.

TeachOSM Mapathon - Washington, DC

9:00am - 4:00pm | Wednesday

This is a day-long mapathon held at the US Census Bureau to introduce OpenStreetMap and map selected areas of interest to the Bureau.

The Geospatial Centroid at Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colorado, is hosting a GIS Day celebration that will involve students, faculty, and business professionals in a variety of GIS-related events. The GIS Day celebration will take place on November 18th, 2015, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Morgan Library Event Hall at CSU. Included in the event will be a Poster Gallery to exhibit the breadth and depth of research and applications of geospatial technologies, Lunch Table Hosts to connect students with practitioners in the field, a variety of short presentations, as well as a keynote lecture on “Designing Useful and Usable GIS and Mapping Technologies.” The Mapathon will take place from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Ramskeller, located in the Lory Student Center on campus. The event is open to the public and attendees should bring their own laptop to participate. The focus of this mapathon will be to use OpenStreetMap to map priority areas in Senegal.

Thursday, November 19th

In relation to the Geography Awareness Week 2015, the students from University of Gothenburg Applied IT department together with SKIP (The Association for Informatics and Programming) is hosting a short Mapathon at University of Gothenburg Campus Lindholmen for students with various professional backgrounds (from programming and IT to Geography and Environmental Sciences). The event is free, but you need to bring a laptop and a mouse as it will be more comfortable for you to work. You can create an account at www.openstreetmap.org before the event or you can do it together with others during an event and you will be guided through the short tutorials. No mapping, programming or development experience is needed. Just come and learn!

FLYER Join the University of North Dakota's Department of Geography and GIScience map vulnerable areas of the world. No experience required. Tutorials on getting started with mapping at these times: 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm. For more information please visit here

Maptime Boulder - Boulder, CO

6:30pm | Thursday

Full info and RSVP This meeting we'll celebrate GIS Day by learning humanitarian mapping using the OpenStreetMap (OSM) platform. OSM is a global volunteer-led effort to produce a free and open map of the world. In recent years it has been used to create maps in support a number of major disaster response efforts. We will be mapping in support of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), a non-profit organization that "applies the principles of open source and open data sharing for humanitarian response and economic development." This event is being sponsored by the Department of Geography at CU Boulder. Beginners and experts alike are welcome. Please bring a laptop

SLIIT Mapathon

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Thursday

The Sri Lankan Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) has organized a Mapathon for Thursday, November 19th. Students will help to map the area around their university. They will be introduced to mapping flood prone areas to the north in the Attanagalu Oya river basin also. Data from the latter will be used to model flood impacts and plan for flood reduction measures by the World Bank and the Sri Lankan government. Trainers from the World Bank will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice to the students.

Geography 2050 - New York, NY

4:30pm - 5:30pm | Thursday

Geography 2050 is the fall symposium of the American Geographical Society. The theme is "Exploring Our Future in an Urbanized World".

Graduate Geography Student Association (GGSA) will be hosting a mapathon to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 19, 2015 in Buffalo, NY.

GEOTEC - UJI Mapathon - Castellon, Spain

10:00am - 1:00pm | Thursday

GEOTEC and UJI will be hosting a mapathon in Castellon, Spain on November 19 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Access for All: OSM GeoWeek 2015

6:30pm - 9:00pm | Thursday

Please join us for a mapping party to celebrate OpenStreetMap(OSM) Geography Awareness Week 2015! OSM GeoWeek is a global series of events to highlight OSM and the importance of geographic education, and we want to celebrate with you. The purpose of this event is to actively contribute to OpenStreetMap (we'll have a training for beginners), but we'll also hear keynote addresses on the importance of open geographic data from top government and institutional leaders and lightning talks on how OSM data is used in humanitarian situations from a variety of OSM community members.

University of Exeter Geography Department will be holding a mapathon in celebration of OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on Wednesday, November 18.

The GEOlab (Geomatics and Earth Observation laboratory) of Politecnico di Milano is hosting this mapathon in the frame of the OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week. During the mapathon in Milan the staff of GEOlab will introduce the OSM project and train the participants on how to get started on mapping. The focus will be placed on geographical areas and mapping tasks proposed by the HOT and the Missing Maps project. During the mapathon two senior members of HOT will be reached through a Skype call.

More details to come.

Friday, November 20th

Map-A-Palooza II - Fredericksburg, VA

4:00pm - 8:00pm | Friday

The Geography Department at the University of Mary Washington will be holding another Map-A-Palooza to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on Novemember 20, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Busitema University Mapping Club will be hosting a members mapathon in celebration of OSM GeoWeek on November, 20 2015.

We are organising a Mapping Pub Crawl using Field Papers on Friday the 20th of November, starting at 8PM. Every participant will get a printed atlas from Field Papers (Zagreb area) and visit 4 pubs using different routes and taking notes on the atlas, and at the end of the night atlantes will be collected by the organisers and then uploaded on Field Papers.

Global Shapers Kathmandu are organizing South Asia shape 2015 event in which Kathmandu Living Labs will host 20 participants from South Asia and teach them about the use of mapping technology to build sustainable cities. KLL will organize a geo-caching event where participants will use OpenStreetMap to navigate and collect information about the features while solving clues. This is a closed event.

ATI-KOS Mapathon - Pristina, Kosovo

1:00pm - 5:00pm | Wednesday

ATI-KOS in collaboration with University for Business and Technology UBT will celebrate Geography Awareness Week 2015 and GIS Day with a Mapathon on 18.Novembar.2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm at UBT premises in Pristina, Kosovo.

The Humanitarian Mapping Society at The George Washington University will be holding a Mapathon to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on Novemember 20, 2015 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. RSVP Note: T-Shirt sales are for HMS members only.

Mapping day Uganda - Wairaka, Uganda

12:00pm - 5:00pm | Friday

We are mappers that love the experience of mapping, having interacted with @mapuganda we would wish to introduce new members, to use new OSM tools and edit the OpenStreetMap.

Mapathon - Kampala, Uganda

9:00am - 4:00pm | Friday

More preparations such as training materials to be used, focus area in Kampala, specific time, hashtag to be used, organizations(s) to be involved, etc will be communicated through twitter "@mapuganda"

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA

4:00pm - 8:00pm | Friday

On Friday, November 20th, George Mason University’s Geography and Geoinformation Department will host a Mapathon where mappers will choose from various impactful mapping projects that create open data to help the humanitarian and development community. We will be able to share the work we accomplish and look at each other’s mapping contribution. The mapping events are supported by Missing Maps, NOVA Community College ASPRS club, George Mason University ASPRS club, Peace Corps, National Geographic, and MapGive.

Come show your Patriot Pride from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Exploratory Hall, 2301 (Open Area). Tickets are free and are available here

Saturday, November 21st

OSM Mapathon Helsinki - Helsinki, Finland

10:30am - 2:30pm | Saturday

An OpenStreetMap remote mapping event.

OSMGeoWeek en México

3:00pm | Saturday

La comunidad de OpenStreetMap México estará trabajando durante OSMGeoWeek en 3 tareas: 1) Adoptando una localidad que esté poco mapeada (ve la lista en el enlace al final) 2) Terminando la tarea HOT 1258 de Huracán Patricia 3) Sumándose a la comunidad de Veracruz para mapear la región

Wikimedia Italia is hosting the annual Italian OSM users event in Bologna, Italy on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22. For more information please visit here

To celebrate OSMGeoWeek 2015 Geoinquietos Madrid invite you to participate in a Mapathon held in MediaLab Prado. For registration and more details visit the Meetup page Con motivo del OSMGeoWeek 2015 Geoinquietos Madrid está preparando un Mapatón en MediaLab Prado. Mas detalles en la página de Meetup

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology will be hosting a mapathon to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 21, 2015 in Juja, Kenya.

OSM Madagascar will be hosting a mapathon to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week in the training room on November 21, 2015 at CIDST Tsimbazaza, Antananarivo, Madagascar. They will work on a task that is to be created.

Missing Maps Chicago Mapathon - Chicago, IL

9:30am - 2:30pm | Saturday

Missing Maps/American red Cross of Chicago and Norther Illinois will be hosting a mapathon to celebrate OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week on November 21, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

There will be a mapathon hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia on November 21st from 1:00 - 3:00pm to map the Rinjani Volcano region. Volcano Rinjani is a massive active volcano which towers over the island of Lombok in Indonesia. Volcano Rinjani is the second highest mountain in Indonesia at 3,726 meters tall. On October 28, 2015 the Gunung Barujari cone of the volcano erupted. The status of Volcano Rinjani is still a Level II (Alert). This volcano is located in densely populated area and therefore in need of mapping.

Peace Corps and the George Washington University Geography Department will host Girl Scouts Gold Awardees for an OSM mapping party. Girl Scouts will receive an OSM training and actively map for Peace Corps projects while learning about OSM in public policy and careers in tech and GIS.

OpenStreetMap Brasilia will be hosting a Mapathon at Calango Hacker Club on Novemember 21, 2015 at 4:00PM. For more information look here

Mapping Day Uganda - BIT MAK Jinja, Uganda

9:00am - 5:00pm | Saturday

We are a group of students at Makerere University Jinja Campus who participated in the mapping events with @mapuganda and would like to teach OSM to new members, and also do mapping of places in Jinja that are not mapped: to improve the online OSM map.

OSM Benin is one of the active communities in the West African region that creates humanitarian data.

The OSM community in Dar es Salaam Tanzania would like to be part of all the mapathons that will be happening all over the world by organising an event in Dar es Salaam.

More details to come.

Supporters

Interested in participating? Email mapgive@state.gov to learn more.