Mapping Sokodé – OSM Mapathon as Remote Support to enable local development

This Wednesday June 08 students of the “Citizens as sensors” seminar will organize a mapping event to support local development in Sokodé (Togo) at the Department of Geography Heidelberg University. Thereby they want to add to previously successful mapping events organized by students, the disastermappers HD and GIScience HD in Heidelberg.

For many places in the world there are no maps. Sokodé, the third largest city in Togo requires digital maps for urban and regional planning. For this reason we organize an OSM mapping action for the region Sokodé in collaborations with the end users of that data that also will add further local data and knowledge. This collaboration was enabled in the scope of the Master thesis of Kerstin Meyer of the TU Kaiserslautern.

WHERE? Berliner Straße 48, PC-Pool/ Hörsaal (Lecture Hall

WHEN? Wednesday 08 June from 18.00

GIS knowledge can be useful for creating the maps in OpenStreetMap, but are not a prerequisite for this event. In the beginning a small tutorial will be given, which explains the relevant practical basics of OpenStreetMap and the specifics of the region and the mapping task.
Those who prefer to bring their own laptop can do these and we recommend to bring a mouse.

We are looking forward to mapping jointly with you for Togo!