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GIS Day: Missing Maps Project

November 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

GIS Day, Missing Maps

10:00am – 10:30am

Welcome & Orientation to the Missing Maps project.

Free coffee and pastries.

If you have a laptop computer, please bring it with you to use for the mapping.  If you don’t have one, you can use a library laptop.

10:30am – 12:00pm

Mapping Session, Part 1 – Make a hands-on contribution to mapping buildings, roads, and informal pathways along the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These maps will be used by UN agencies and local organizations to deliver aid to refugees and help track and prevent the spread of contagious diseases.

12:00pm – 1:00pm

"So we all have markers: An exploration into other strange ways of making maps" - Keynote Address by Omar Ureta

Omar Ureta is a design technologist revealing the complexities of land use planning and development. As an urban design consultant, he advocates for architecture in support of the public realm by improving on public outreach and public process.

As a civic hacker, Omar experiments with new ways to interactively communicate land-use issues through the use of open source tools and open data.

He is part of an emerging community of civic hackers and leads maptimeLA, a volunteer group open to anyone interested in collaborative learning, exploration and map creation.

Free pizza lunch

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Orientation to the Missing Maps Project (for anyone who didn’t attend the morning session)

If you have a laptop computer, please bring it with you to use for the mapping.  If you don’t have one, you can use a library laptop.

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Mapping Session, Part 2 – Make a hands-on contribution to mapping buildings, roads, and informal pathways along the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These maps will be used by UN agencies and local organizations to deliver aid to refugees and help track and prevent the spread of contagious diseases.

Free Snacks

RSVP Form

Parking is $8.00. For more information about parking please see Visitor Information.

To arrange assistance for persons with disabilities, including interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing persons, please call (818) 677-5001 in advance of the event.

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