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Disaster Response Mapathon: Mapping Syria and Turkey Earthquake Areas Using OpenStreetMap Tools In-Person

This is a call for action from the Yale Center for Earth Observation and Yale University Library's GIS Support Services. As we all know, Syria and Turkey experienced a catastrophic earthquake on February 06, 2023. Mapping the areas that need disaster response is a critical effort; our collaborative mapping will contribute provide valuable information to first responders and organizations working to provide relief to those affected by the earthquake. We can help by adding polygons of structures that are not yet mapped by OpenStreetMap (OSM) and were impacted by the earthquake. These efforts will make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by the earthquake.

Whether you are an experienced mapper or a beginner, we welcome you to join us in this important endeavor. Our team of experts will be on hand to provide guidance and support throughout the event, and you’ll learn how to use OSM simple map editing tools. Bring a laptop. Tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Software Used: HOTOSM Mapping Software


This mapathon covers:

  • Learning how to create an OSM account
  • Learning the basics functions of the HOTOSM mapping platform
  • Contributing to the OSM geospatial database in the Syria/Turkey earthquake zone

Before you join this session

  • Bring your laptop
  • Attendees do not need prior knowledge
  • attending the full program is encouraged, but please feel free to stop by according to your availability. 

Please email gishelp@yale.edu with any questions about this workshop.

LOCATION: IN-PERSON, Yale Center for Earth Observation | 21 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Related LibGuide: Geographic Information Systems at Yale by Miriam Olivares

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Science Hill
  GIS & Geospatial  

Registration is required. There are 33 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Miriam Olivares