Last Saturday Ecuador was hit by a severe earthquake. Especially large parts of the coastal region have been devastated. Just a few hours later the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team started first mapping actions to help producing the urgently needed geographic information and maps in OpenStreetMap.
We want to participate in the relief work with a mapping action for Ecuador on Thursday,
04/21/2016, starting from 18 pm in the auditorium of the Insitute of Geography Heidelberg University, in the Berliner Straße 48, 69120 Heidelberg.
Everybody who would like to help us is welcome on Thursday to come by to the Institute of Geography and help activeley.
No experience is necessary to participate. We start at 18pm with a short introduction to disaster mapping and OSM and then we will be with you during the event to answer questions and help with mapping.
If possible, please bring your own laptop with mouse, otherwise the PC pool can be used.
Of course, as always we care for snacks and drinks.
We are looking forward to your visit,
disastermappers heidelberg & GIScience Heidelberg
Learn to map: http://www.mapgive.state.gov/learn-to-map/
Help map: http://tasks.hotosm.org/?sort_by=priority&direction=asc&search=earthquake+in+ecuador
Find out more: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2016_Ecuador_earthquake