UN Mappers mapathon in 2022 – save the date!

Dear members of the UN GGIM Academic Network,

The UN GGIM Academic Network invites you and your students to participate in a UN Mappers mapathon on 30 March 2022. UN Mappers is a community of mapping enthusiasts collaborating to collect, validate and disseminate geospatial open data in areas where the United Nations carry field operations with the goal of supporting the decision-making process with more accurate location-based data. UN Mappers is part of Unite Maps, an initiative aiming at enriching topographic and operational data in United Nations missions and providing peacekeeping and humanitarian actors with better topographic maps, operational geo-information, search and navigation tools, and imagery and street-level base maps. UN Mappers is open to everyone. Support peace and security with open mapping and join our community!

For those of you who have not participated in a mapathon before, we will present a one hour workshop on 22 February 2022 at 7:00 UTC (for the Eastern time zones) and 16:00 UTC (for the time zones in the Western hemisphere) where we will introduce you to OpenStreetMap, show you how to conduct a mapathon and the benefits achieved by some past UN Mappers mapathons. The workshop will be conducted by Michael Montani (UN Mappers), Maria A Brovelli (Chair: UN GGIM Academic Network) and Serena Coetzee (Africa Regional representative: UN GGIM Academic Network). The workshop will prepare you so that you can guide your students to participate in the mapathon in March.

More information about how to join is coming… stay tuned on this channel!

Maria and Serena