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4th Annual Humanitarian Mapathon with USC and UCLA

October 28, 2020 - October 30, 2020

4th Annual Mapathon Logo

Wednesday October 28th, 10am (PDT):4th Mapathon Map

  • Welcome message and humanitarian map training

Thursday October 29th:

  • Continue mapping and a day of workshops9am Open Street Map with Python
    • 11am Open Data and Tableau
    • 1pm GIS with R
    • 3pm Introduction to QGIS

Friday October 30th, 10am (PDT):

  • Wrap-up and closing Keynote with Ben Welsh from the Los Angeles Times
  • Ben Welsh (LA Times Data Journalist)

Location: Zoom
Go to website for more details

Once again, UCLA and USC are hosting a special 3 day humanitarian mapathon. Last year we had nearly 150 mappers collectively map 17,126 building outlines for projects around the world that were impacted by climate change. Our event was one of the single largest mapathons in the world that day! This year we will highlight mapping projects impacted by COVID-19 as well as other urgent projects that need our attention.

Our goal is to map more than 20,000 buildings. We can only do this if we work together.

This year’s event begins on Wednesday with a welcome from your organizers and a day of virtual training on how to use OSM. The next day you can continue mapping and also join us for a diverse set of GIS/mapping workshops. Finally on Friday we will announce how many buildings we have mapped, give out prizes to the top mappers from each school, and have a discussion with our closing keynote speaker, Ben Welsh, from the Los Angeles Times.

Share this with friends, students, faculty — anyone who might be interested. This year continues to be challenging on so many fronts. We want this event to be a space where we can come together from USC, UCLA, and all across Los Angeles to make a difference in people’s lives.

For more information visit our website. Once you register we will keep you updated as the event gets closer with pre-event training opportunities and materials.

Hope to see you soon,

UCLA+USC organizing committee for the 2020 Humanitarian Mapathon

For questions or inquiries:

USC – Andy Rutkowski arutkows@usc.edu
UCLA – Yoh Kawano yohman@gmail.com


October 28, 2020
October 30, 2020
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