September 29, 2017 | 2-5 p.m. | Information Literacy Lab | Otto G. Richter Library, 3rd floor
University of Miami | 1300 Memorial Drive | Coral Gables, 33146
The University of Miami Libraries are continually looking for ways to provide any kind of disaster relief assistance to our neighbors in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Along with Columbia University, Rutgers University, Boston University, and Trinity College, UML will host an event using the OpenStreetMap platform to help provide the Red Cross and other emergency first responders with data needed for disaster response in Puerto Rico and Mexico.
How You Can Help
Contribute your time to open-source mapping and help trace buildings and missing roads to support relief organizations in damage assessment and needs for support. These very basic tasks are easy to learn and training will be provided at the beginning of the event.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
What You Need to Know
No mapping experience or knowledge of local geography is necessary. Limited laptops will be available so please bring your own device if possible.
Save time by creating a free account on OpenStreetMap prior to the event:
While it’s not required that you stay for the full length of the event, we suggest that you contribute at least one hour of your time.
- Learn more about the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
About the UM Libraries Digital Scholarship Group
The Digital Scholarship Group, which includes GIS Resources, Digital Humanities, Data Services, and Data Management, focuses on helping users find, manage, interpret, and publish data. As part of the UM Learning Commons at the Otto G. Richter Library, the Digital Scholarship Group is available to help you learn specialized software and tools and develop your knowledge of GIS, digital humanities, qualitative methods, and statistics.