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RAPTOR MAP-A-THON

(Cancelled) was Thursday, February 28th, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (ET)
This event has been cancelled.

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Description
Join MC Lifesavers in using Open Street Map to help aid humanitarian and disaster relief efforts. Directly following the 30-minute training, we will begin mapping!
It is a welcoming place for volunteers like you to enjoy mapping while having a real impact on the world.
Refreshments are provided!

Laptops will be provided though you are welcome to bring your own. 

What is missing map Map-a-thon? 

- A map-a-thon is a coordinated mapping event. You are invited to make online map improvements to improve coverage and to help disaster risk assessment. In this event, mapathons use OpenStreetMap for storing data. 

Why should you do it?

- A map-a-thon is a great opportunity for volunteers to digitally connect and map the most vulnerable places in the developing world so that local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can use these maps and data to better respond to crises affecting these areas. Up-to-date maps are important for the success of many humanitarian organizations around the world in responding to disasters. 


PerksRefreshment is provided!
CausesComputers & Technology Disaster Relief Emergency & Safety International
Sustainable Development Goals

Location: Campus Center 015, 51 Mannakee St.,, Rockville, MD 20850