"OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world." - OpenStreetMap
The Wells Library is hosting an event contributing to the humanitarian mapping effort following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Considering the devastation and geography that makes it extremely difficult to get help to those who need it, improving the basemap of Nepal will allow help to get where it's needed.
In this workshop, we will learn how to edit OpenStreetMap, a crowd-sourced mapping tool. This workshop teaches skills that will empower you to make contributions to ongoing humanitarian mapping projects in Nepal and elsewhere around the world. We'll be using the IQ Wall, which will allow us to make tiny edits to the map without squinting! This is a great opportunity to learn more about collaborative mapping, web mapping in general, and to improve geographic data for places we care about. For more information, see OpenStreetMap and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap. Contact Theresa Quill (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Please bring a laptop!