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Mapathon for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

October 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The UCLA Library User Engagement Division invites you to join us in the Charles E. Young Research Library for

Mapathon for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

October 5, 2017 | noon-4PM | YRL Research Commons (first floor)

Contribute your time and join relief efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico by participating in open-source mapping.

Following the recent hurricane, people around the world are using the OpenStreetMap platform to donate their time to hurricane relief efforts. The Red Cross in Puerto Rico has requested help with their relief efforts, and libraries (Columbia, Rutgers, Univ. of Miami, and more) are responding!  (#prmapathon) (Thanks to @elotroalex for the idea!)

During the mapathon, library staff will teach participants how to help with these efforts through some easy-to-learn mapping tasks in a web-based application.

Just bring a laptop.  Drop in between noon and 4pm.

No mapping experience, knowledge of local geography, or software installation is required.

RSVP  http://bit.ly/mapyrl

Details

Date:
October 5, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Website:
http://bit.ly/mappinlibrary

Venue

Young Research Library
West Electronic Classroom, Young Research Library Room 23167
Los Angeles, CA United States
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