Missing Maps mapathon / Wednesday, 23 March 2016

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IPIS, Missing Maps and OpenStreetMap Belgium organise the mapping event ‘Missing Maps mapathon’ on Wednesday March 23 at the IPIS library!

IPIS Research and Openstreetmap Belgium invite you to come map for the Missing Maps project with us. Doing so, you will learn how to create the open maps that make the work of NGOs like Doctors Without Borders or IPIS Research easier. After the event, you will be able to continue helping to put the world’s most vulnerable people on the map!

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Should I be a cartographer, mapping or computer expert?

No, mapping for OpenStreetMap is for everyone! We will be giving an introduction for newbies.

What will we be mapping?

We will map a part of the DR Congo where villages and roads are missing from Openstreetmap. This will put these places on the map for the first time, while being an easy task for beginners.

What should I bring?

A laptop, a computer mouse and cartographic enthusiasm!

Where is the event?

In the IPIS vzw library!

Italiëlei 98A, 2000 Antwerp

tel.: +32(0)3/225.00.22


17.30 Start & welcome!

17.45 Introduction on the Missing Maps, Openstreetmap and IPIS Research

18.15 We’ll form two groups:

Beginners: full introduction to mapping in Openstreetmap.

Experienced Mappers: start your mapping!

21.00  We have the space until this time, but in case of further enthusiasm, we could find a nearby space to map some more.

Some drinks and snacks will be provided.

Learn more?

Have a look at the Missing Maps website or contact OpenStreetMaps on twitter or via