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OpenStreetMap Mapping for Nepal

OSM Contributors at Kathmandu Living Labs

An opportunity to assist with relief efforts in Nepal:

In a special WesGIS/Mapping workshop, we’ll introduce tools that you can use to contribute toward relief efforts in Nepal through mapping. We’ll get you registered, provide a hands-on introduction to mapping using OpenStreetMap.org’s browser-based iD editor, and show you how to find lists of mapping tasks that need completion (following the basic outline presented at MapGive). New satellite images and tasks are being posted daily and there is still much work to be done.

Anyone in the Wesleyan community who is interested in helping out by tracing (digitizing) objects from aerial photos is welcome to join. No GIS experience required.

The room has 30 computers. Please bring a laptop if you have one. RSVP here and contact kdiver[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or presor[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with questions.

Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 2:00 – 3:00
Place: Allbritton 204

Summer Volunteer Opportunity in Nepal

Submitted by Ka-Ya Lee ’13:

Looking for something to do next summer? Volunteer for the Helambu Project! The Helambu Project is a grassroots Nepali NGO working to empower Himalayan communities by helping to create education, healthcare, and economic opportunities in Helambu, Nepal. The project runs a boarding school for 126 Nepali children in the village of Gangkharka, and is currently accepting teaching volunteers from all over the world.

A presentation will be made by Ka-Ya Lee ‘13 and Alanna Badgley ‘13, who volunteered at the school last summer.