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  • Mapping for Humanity: Using Digital Mapping to Better the World

    October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter.

    Event run by Young Women in Bio Chicago.

    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.

    Students need access to computer (Chromebooks OK!) and internet. Students must create a Free account with OpenStreetMap before the event.

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

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    Date:
    October 27
    Time:
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    Virtual!
    Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
    Anywhere, United States
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    Website:
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    Additional Information
    Students need access to computer (Chromebooks OK!) and internet. Students must create a Free account with OpenStreetMap before the event.
    Organizer Email
    akr008@bucknell.edu
    Organizer Name
    Alyssa
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