Community Invited to Humanitarian Mapping Project at HU

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will host a Humanitarian Mapping event as part of Geography Awareness Week.

GeoWeek 2016 , set for November 13th–19th, calls on teachers, students, community groups, governments, private sector, map lovers, and motivated individuals around the world to come together to celebrate geography and make maps with OpenStreetMap, the free and openly editable map of the world.

Al Sarvis, who leads the Geospatial Technology program at Harrisburg University, is organizing the event for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, November 18th  in Room 1346 at Harrisburg University.  Open to the community, participants will remotely map areas to assist ongoing humanitarian, development, and public health efforts around the world.

Sarvis explains that this Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) event allows community members to come together and map to reduce disaster risks and address public health crises.

To RSVP for this free event, go online to HarrisburgU.edu/RSVP    The University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg.