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    Date: 14 Nov 2018
    Country: United States of America
    City/State: Washington DC
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OpenDRI Mapathon

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 14 Nov 2018 Location: United States of America (Washington DC) Venue: World Bank Atrium, 1818 H Street NW, 20433

The Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) team is hosting a mapathon in the World Bank Headquarters on Wednesday, November 14 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. The mapping event will bring attention to the numerous benefits of using geospatial data in providing solutions to development and disaster risk reduction initiatives.

Organized as part of Geography Awareness Week, the mapathon will exhibit community and crowdsourced mapping initiatives, championed by World Bank teams, and their extensive partners in the mapping community. It will feature short panel discussions, a unique hands-on “mapathon” training experience, and lightning talks from experienced World Bank colleagues and mapping partners.

Speakers include: Mikel Maron (Mapbox), Carrie Stokes (USAID), Rachel Levine (American Red Cross), and Charles Fox (GOST-WB). Participants can join us for all or part of the event.

Teams of experienced mappers and project managers will be available to assist new mappers to the process. *Please bring your laptop to participate in the mapping activity.

RSVP by Monday, November 12 to secure your spot! Join us for this fun and unique mapping experience!

Event website: https://www.gfdrr.org/en/mapathon



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