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    Mapping for Humanity: Using Digital Mapping to Better the World

    October 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Event run by Windsor Park Evangelical Lutheran Church.

    Maps help us understand the visual picture of the world. But has the entire world been mapped? Satellites capture images of the earth and scientists are researching the best ways to convert these images into meaningful information. One of the most direct ways to recognize ?features? from a satellite image is with the human eye.

    In this workshop, students will learn how satellite images, collected by various agencies around the world, can be used to help global humanity. Platforms like OpenStreetMap and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Tasking Manager offer an opportunity for volunteers, (such as the participants at TechGirlz) who are not necessarily experts in coding or interpreting this information, to contribute to critical missions. NGOs like the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders will use the maps we make during the workshop to plan relief and aid efforts around the world.

    Street parking is available on 76th street. Signs and balloons will be posted. Materials and snacks will be provided.

    Please send an email to Alvyn Walker if you have any questions. Thanks!

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    Date:
    October 12
    Time:
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    Venue

    Windsor Park Lutheran Church
    2619 East 76th Street
    Chicago, IL 60649 United States
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    Additional Information
    Street parking is available on 76th street. Signs and balloons will be posted. Materials and snacks will be provided.
    Organizer Email
    kamw1280@gmail.com
    Organizer Name
    Alvyn Walker