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Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 - Humanitarian Mapping with Open Cities Latin America

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 - Humanitarian Mapping with Open Cities Latin America Online

Seton Hall faculty, students and staff will be able to volunteer in humanitarian mapping activities on October 5.  Join us virtually or in person to learn how to use OpenStreetMap and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team to complete remote mapping of settlements in Guatemala.

Within the framework of the Open Cities Latin America and Caribbean program, HOT will provide data to local institutions and various organizations working in the area for humanitarian aid and the consolidation of human settlements, consisting of improving their access to services and the quality of their housing, and developing local risk management capacities.

The paths of hurricanes Eta and Iota did not directly touch the territory of Guatemala but resulted in intense tropical storms that impacted most of the Guatemalan territory in November 2020. The heavy rains caused catastrophic floods, landslides, and mudflows that affected 16 of 22 departments, mainly in rural areas with high levels of extreme poverty. Populations are still suffering the effects of this disaster to this day.

This remote mapping of buildings will support the identification and characterization of settlements, as well as the implementation of planned activities and largely the generation of data for humanitarian activities and risk prevention and management in the identified provinces.

Read more: http://blogs.shu.edu/researchdata/2021/03/

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
South Orange Campus
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Faculty     Graduate     Undergraduate  
  Data Services     Latin American & Latinx Studies     Workshop / Orientation  
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Lisa DeLuca