Mapathon for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Map of Puerto Rico

The UCLA​ ​Library​ User Engagement Division invites you to join us in the Charles E. Young Research Library to 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 4 p.m. in the Research Commons on the first floor. No​ ​mapping​ ​experience,​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​local​ ​geography,​ ​or​ ​software​ ​installation​ ​is required.