PoliMappers: Humanitarian Mapping with Map For Future
In the 4th meeting of our Passion in Action course, we will continue exploring the world of humanitarian mapping with the help of Giuseppe Maria Battisti and Valerio De Luca, founder and responsible of the Map for Future project. This project is a humanitarian mapping initiative of the Una Quantum Inc., a Roma-based association promoting the use of open source Geographic Information Systems and geospatial tools. Through mapathons and meetings with volunteers, Map for Future fosters activities directly linked to the 17th Sustainable Development Goal: Partnerships for the Goals. Map for Future responsibles will present their activities and mission, with a special focus on their latest project in Somaliland that have seen an inter-continental collaboration with the local Somali urban planning and GIS experts in order to build together a resilient community. Through the Tasking Manager platform of HOT - OpenStreetMap Humanitarian Team, attendants will carry out some tasks related to the digital mapping of developing countries for the intervention of relief by NGOs. Our Secretary Dina Jovanovic and Faculty Advisor Federica Gaspari will support the mapping activities.
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 (https://www.polimi.it/.../innovative.../course-detail/...) 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: https://forms.gle/m6z2yVz1Kaqtxu5z5 We remain at your disposal for any question or request. See you soon virtually!