MCC Daily Tribune

Mapping Club Mapathon

Greetings from MCC's Mapping Club!

We would like to invite you to MCC's spring 2019 Mapathon! A mapathon is a humanitarian mapping event that digitally connects volunteers to map some of the most vulnerable parts of the developing world. Volunteers create maps that governments and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) use to better respond to crises.

Not many people realize that there are large areas of the world that have never been mapped before. Often, governments only have a very general idea about the people who live there. Mapathons have significantly contributed to the decisions to build schools, clinics, and wells in areas that were previously vulnerable and underserved.

It's extremely easy and after a 10-minute introductory tutorial, you will be mapping! The maps you create are uploaded online using open-source software, in virtual real-time.

MCC's Mapathon will be held at the Brighton Campus on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:15pm to 7:30pm in room 11-102. There will be pizza and cookies provided!

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please feel free to email or stop by our club office on the Brighton Campus, room 3-138N (located in Building 3, in the clubs and organizations hallway). We also have weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 5:30pm in our office.

Come join us for a night of fun. We hope to see you there!

Yours Sincerely,

MCC Mapping Club (Claudia, Catherine, and Erik)

Gue, Melissa
Office of Student Life & Leadership Dev.