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[liberationtech] Map4Nepal at Stanford Information & Introductory Workshop Announcement. Please Forward!

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Mon Apr 27 12:27:37 PDT 2015


From: Stacey Maples <stacemaples at stanford.edu>
Apologies for odd language of the email. I am creating/maintaining and
information page here:
http://stanfordgeospatialcenter.github.io/Map4Nepal_Resources/ and have
simply cut & pasted from that to save time. I will be adding more
information throughout the day/week.Please feel free to
forward/blog/tweet/facebook/etc... any of this information.
Mapping4Nepal at Stanford Introductory Workshops

I'll be updating this page
<http://stanfordgeospatialcenter.github.io/Map4Nepal_Resources/> as I
schedule new workshops to introduce volunteers to the basics of using
the Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap Task Manager <http://tasks.hotosm.org/> and the Tomnod
<http://www.tomnod.com/campaign/nepal_earthquake_2015/map/3f8x29y15> to
contribute to relief mapping for Nepal.
*The first Introduction to OpenStreetMap.org and the Task Manager will be
held TONIGHT, Monday April 27th, from 6pm to 7pm at the Stanford Geospatial
Center Teaching Corner in Branner Earth Science Library*
Anyone interested in co-locating for Humanitarian Mapping is welcome to
join me in the Stanford Geospatial Center Teaching Corner, during Branner
Library Hours (below) this week, beginning today at noon! You do not need
to wait until the workshop, I will be there at noon, ready to show you how
to help!
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Stanford Geospatial Center Teaching Corner Map4Nepal at Stanford Co-location &
Support

Beginning at Noon, today (Monday, April 27th)I will be relocating from my
office to the *Stanford Geospatial Center Teaching Corner* in order to help
support those who are interested in contributing to mapping efforts for
disaster relief, in Nepal. The Stanford Geospatial Center Teaching Corner
is located in the Northwest Corner of the Mitchell Earth Science Building,
on the 2nd floor, in the Branner Earth Sciences Library.


Anyone with a laptop and spare time is welcome to come to the Library and
any of the *Introductory Relief Mapping *sessions I will be holding. *You
do not need to be a Stanford Affiliate!* If you are not a Stanford
affiliate, we can connect you to the Stanford Guest WiFi to work on relief
mapping, or participate in the workshops.

Here is a map
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=37.42656&mlon=-122.17287#map=19/37.42656/-122.17287>:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=37.42656&mlon=-122.17287#map=19/37.42656/-122.17287


[image: Stanford Geospatial Center Location]
Stanford Geospatial Center Teaching Corner Hours for Map4Nepal at Stanford

I am blocking off the schedule for the SGC Teaching Corner for the week. If
you would like to co-locate and contribute to mapping, here are the hours
the teaching corner will be available. I will be out of town over the
weekend, but depending on need and interest, I may continue *Teaching
Corner Hours* nest week, as well. *Please note that food is not allowed in
the library facilities, but drinks in spill-proof containers are
acceptable.*


*Teaching Corner Hours:*

*Monday - Thursday*: 9am - 9pm
*Friday* 9am - 5pm
Mapping4Nepal at Stanford Introductory Workshops

I'll be updating this page as I schedule new workshops to introduce
volunteers to the basics of using the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Task
Manager <http://tasks.hotosm.org/> and the Tomnod
<http://www.tomnod.com/campaign/nepal_earthquake_2015/map/3f8x29y15> to
contribute to relief mapping for Nepal.
The first Introduction to OpenStreetMap.org and the Task Manager will be
held *TONIGHT, Monday April 27th, from 6pm to 7pm*Basic Information for
Contributing *RIGHT NOW*

If you want to contribute IMMEDIATELY to ongoing Humanitarian Mapping
efforts for Nepal through Humanitarian OpenStreetMap.org, please do the
following:


Go through the 30 minute training on http://mapgive.state.gov to learn the
basics of humanitarian mapping using OpenStreetMap.org


Then go to the HOTOSM Task Manager at http://tasks.hotosm.org/ and select a
job that you feel comfortable contributing to. Read the directions
carefully for the job, then select one of the squares next to one that is
marked as complete. This will allow you to pan to the completed square so
you can see how others are digitizing the features and mimic their work.


It doesn't matter how long you work, or how many features you digitize.
There are currently hundreds of people mapping on HOTOSM for the Nepal
Earthquake.Every edit counts.

You can also help assess damage, as new imagery becomes available. See this
DigitalGlobe post
<http://www.digitalglobeblog.com/2015/04/26/digitalglobe-opens-access-to-satellite-data-to-support-disaster-response-efforts-in-nepal/>
for
information:

http://www.digitalglobeblog.com/2015/04/26/digitalglobe-opens-access-to-satellite-data-to-support-disaster-response-efforts-in-nepal/
Obtaining the latest OSM Data for use in Relief Efforts

If you are a responder, or working with any organization that needs the
most up-to-date geodata for the region, a consulting company called
Geofabrik has set up a download site for OSM data that will be updated
every 30 minutes throughout the HOTOSM activation. Find the data in various
formats (including Garmin, Shapefile, etc...) here:
http://labs.geofabrik.de/nepal/
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