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KPU Geography Humanitarian Mapathon

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Surrey Library Learning Lab Room A2070

12666 72 Ave

Surrey, BC V3W 2M8

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As disasters rage across the globe, many vulnerable communities cannot be reached by first responders due to lack of maps. You can help close this gap by participating in the humanitarian mapathon to be hosted by KPU’s Department of Geography and the Environment on World GIS Day. In 1.5 hours, you will learn amazing mapping skills and will immediately create maps that will facilitate decision making for humanitarian aid in developing countries. What is more, you will be equipped to continue volunteering on your own, and possibly recruit others to map with you.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please go to http://www.kpu.ca/parking-transit/visitors

What can I bring into the event?

Computers and internet will be provided by KPU. You will create an account and will access mapping software online, courtesy of OpenStreetMap.

What skills should I possess prior to the event?

You are good to go if you can work with a keyboard, mouse and the internet on a desktop computer.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: mungandi.nasitwitwi@kpu.ca

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Surrey Library Learning Lab Room A2070

12666 72 Ave

Surrey, BC V3W 2M8

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