OpenStreetMap Edit-a-thon for Nepal

April 30th 2015 @ 4:00pm to @ 6:00pm
Scholars' Commons IQ Wall- 157-H
Herman B Wells Library
1320 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
IQ Wall in the Scholars' Commons

"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 ( with questions. 


Please bring a laptop!

Read more about host(s):


  • ScanningFlatbed scanners Scanning
  • Nursing Mothers/Lactation RoomAsk at GIMMS Service Desk for door key and location. Refrigerator and Medela Lactina Select Pump available. Nursing Mothers/Lactation Room
  • PrintingBlack and white printing only Printing
  • Computer WorkstationsComputers available to IU affiliates and all U.S. citizens according to Federal Depository regulations. Computer Workstations
  • TechnologyMicroformat viewers and scanners. Assistance is always available. Technology
  • Quiet Study SpaceGIMMS is a low-talking area. No groups, please. Quiet Study Space

Contact Info

Wells Library 250B
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Emily Alford
Emily Alford - Head of Government Information, Maps and Microform Services, Assistant Librarian
(812) 855-8155

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