The Front Range Community College (FRCC) Boulder County Campus GIS Department is sponsoring a Humanitarian Mapathon!
Join us for a fun evening of learning about, and doing, humanitarian mapping. Mapping in OpenStreetMap for humanitarian causes is easy, gratifying, and a great way to help some of the most vulnerable populations on Earth. No experience is necessary!
Volunteers from the FRCC student body, faculty and the public will map buildings, roads and waterways in Binga, Zimbabwe to support flood resilience projects from the comfort of… Oscar Blues Brewery in Longmont. Mapping will be based on satellite imagery.
Annual flooding and recurring drought have devastating impacts on communities in Southern Africa. In the Zambezi River basin, seasonal weather patterns often result in crop failure, shelter damage, livestock death, soil erosion and increased water and sanitation issues. Since late 2011, the American Red Cross has been working with communities in Binga district, Zimbabwe to identify and mitigate common hazards, as well as implement small-scale resilience projects such as latrine construction to improve household hygiene and building fuel-efficient cookstoves to reduce environmental degradation. At the same time, the American Red Cross is strengthening the capacity of the Zimbabwe Red Cross through trainings and community contingency planning support. Data created during the mapathon will be used to support these efforts.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 5:00-7:00pm
Front Range Community College Humanitarian Mapathon Wednesday 2016-04-13 5:00-7:00pm