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IPIS hosts new Missing Maps Mapathon with special focus on DRC National Parks

IPIS, Missing Maps and OpenStreetMap Belgium organise another Missing Maps Mapathon on Wednesday April 26, in the IPIS library.

Why do we organise this?

NGOs working in the South need decent maps in order to reach people who need help. However, in many places the map is not yet complete. That’s why we need your help!

How do we help?

We teach volunteers how to trace satellite imagery into OpenStreetMap, a free and open map of the entire world. These maps are then used on the field by NGOs, and help them better plan their efforts and reach people and places who need help. Together, we’ll put an entire area of Central Africa on the map in one evening. No experience required!

Come join us and put the world’s most vulnerable places on the map! Register here!

What’s special this time?

During this specific Mapathon, we’ll map various regions in Africa, with a special focus on the Okapi National Park in DRCongo. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to map, hear about some projects in the field and chat with other participants and researchers of the International Peace Information Service (IPIS).

Practical info:

Date and time: Wed, April 26, 2017 – 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM CEST

Location: IPIS vzw, Italiëlei 98a 2000 Antwerp

What to bring: Bring laptop & mouse. Drinks & snacks are on the house.

Further info:

You can find more information about Missing Maps on the Missing Maps website, or check out OpenStreetMaps on twitter.