Christmas Mapping event in cooperation with GFZ to support earthquake management in Kyrgyzstan

Dear Mapping Enthusiasts,

in the upcoming week we want to invite you to our last Mapathon of the year 2016!

When: 08.12.2016, 18:00

Where: Hörsaal, Berliner Straße 48

In this mapping event we will map buildings and other infrastructures in Karakol, the fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan, which is located in a seismically active area of Tian Shan.

To develop an earthquake monitoring network in this area, the German Research Centre for Geoscience (GFZ) is involved in the construction of earthquake early warning systems. These are considered to be an effective, pragmatic and viable tool for seismic risk reduction in cities. The locations of the population and infrastructures are of great importance for the site selection to achieve efficiency in on-site earthquake warning and rapid response.

More information about this project will be provided at the beginning of the mapping event in an online Skype talk by Massimiliano Pittore of the GFZ Potsdam.

A detailed introduction into mapping in OpenStreetMap will be provided afterwards to enable everyone to take part and learn more about crisis mapping- therefore no previous knowledge needed, just bring your laptop and mouse if available!

To get you into the right christmas mood, we will also provide Glühwein, christmas snacks and soft drinks!

We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!