Join Nepalese Geographers, Geo-spatial experts and GIS analysts, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, and Peace Corps staff for a mapathon to actively contribute data to OpenStreetMap (OSM) for Nepal. OpenStreetMap is the world's largest open source and free digital map. OSM data has proved invaluable for governments and humanitarian agencies in times of disaster, who use the map to navigate to affected areas, identify shelters, and plan supply shipments.
Anyone can help map for Nepal -- even if you have never been. If you have lived in Nepal, we'll ask you to add your local knowledge to the map. Almost 5,000 volunteers around the world have already contributed an unprecedented amount of data to OpenStreetMap for Nepal (to see a visualization of their efforts, click here).
If you are interested in joining remotely via Google Hangout, please contact Courtney Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation.
Create an account at www.openstreetmap.org before the event. Please bring a laptop, charger, and mouse if possible. If you need to borrow a laptop, please email Courtney Clark at email@example.com.
Feel welcome to bring food and drinks (and even a few to share, if you like!)