OpenStreetMap Mapathon for GIS Day

November 4th 2015 @ 9:00am to @ 12:00pm
Herman B Wells Library
Room W138
ESRI GIS Day logo

Often called “The Wikipedia of Maps”, OpenStreetMap is an open source, crowd sourced basemap of the world, created by you! We’ll learn how to edit OpenStreetMap and work together to improve the map of Bloomington, and other areas of interest. OpenStreetMap has become the go-to map for humanitarian aid organizations to use post-conflict. Volunteers at IU and around the world gathered to map Nepal after the earthquakes in April 2015. This workshop will prepare you to contribute to humanitarian mapping projects in the future.

This event is part of GIS Day 2015.

About this event: Related Events and/or Exhibitions:


  • 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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