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Mapping for Humanity: Using Digital Mapping to Better the World
January 19 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event run by Azavea. Please email Ross Bernet with any questions. Thank you!
Maps help us understand the visual picture of the world. But has the entire world been mapped? Satellites capture images of the earth, however scientists are still trying to find a way to convert these images into meaningful information. The best way to recognize ‘features’ from a satellite image is by 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 Tomnod offer an opportunity for volunteers, (such as the participants in Techgirlz) who are not necessarily experts in coding or interpreting this information, to contribute to critical missions. Such as recognizing roads/buildings in remote parts of Nepal and Africa or even mapping damage during Hurricane Matthew/other current natural disaster areas.
Note: Please bring a laptop. Snacks will be provided.