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Collaborative and Humanitarian Mapping #3: Mapping informal settlements with Mapillary and JOSM


26th March 2021 16:00 – 19:00 (Europe/Rome)

The topic of the third meeting of the Collaborative and Humanitarian Mapping course will be the collaborative and open mapping of informal settlements in Bogotà and Soacha. This project is part of the master thesis work conducted by Maria Alejandra Rojas Bolanos and Silvia Raviscioni, two PoliMi architecture EDA students that included for the first time this work in a case study for the application of IMM methodology to slums in Colombia. This event is in collaboration with IMM Design Lab with the coordination of Professor Massimo Tadi, who is also the supervisor of the thesis previously described. The event will be part of an inter-continental cooperation made possible by the activities conducted by TECHO Colombia in Bogota. Their volunteers, indeed, in the past weeks have collected a significant amount of photo sequences on field with Mapillary after having attended a practical training session with Polimappers officers. During the event, after a first introduction about the context of the mapathon, our President Chiara Ponti and Faculty Advisor Federica Gaspari will involve the attendants in a training about the joint use of JOSM editor and Mapillary photo sequences for updating the OpenStreetMap database. The mapathon will focus in particular on urban services that will be crucial for the application of IMM methodology. Participants will work on TeachOSM platform. Do not forget to bring your laptop and mouse to contribute in the most comfortable way. The event will be hosted both in presence and virtually. For people who would like to follow the events in person, the reference room at Politecnico di Milano - Città Studi is 25.0.2 PoliMi students that are interested could register to the webinar series as part of the "Collaborative and Humanitarian Mapping" innovative teaching course ( and at the end of the course they will have their attendance recognised with 2 extra CFU in their Diploma Supplement. The course is open and freely accessible also to people not enrolled in any Politecnico di Milano tracks. If you'd like to receive reminder for the events with the Zoom link attached, please fill this form with your contact details: We remain at your disposal for any question or request. See you soon virtually!

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