A Mapathon is where people from all backgrounds work together to add data to OpenStreetMap (OSM) to areas in need. Mapping with OSM is a great way to contribute to international humanitarian aid without leaving your room! We map anywhere in the world, but we give priority to areas in need of disaster relief (like Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria). All you need is a laptop and internet connection! OSM is an online tool, so no software is necessary. OSM is easy to learn, no mapping experience is required!
Please bring your laptop to the Mapathon. Any laptop will do!
Food and drink will be served and you are welcome to come anytime between 6-9pm and leave when you want (though at least an hour is appreciated!). The work is individual (but helping each other is encouraged) so you will not miss anything if you show up halfway through. There will be a brief overview at the start and there will be help throughout the event.
Want to learn more or get started early? Visit https://mapgive.state.gov/
Questions? Contact Troy Saltiel - firstname.lastname@example.org