In crisis situations like an earthquake, volcanic eruption, avalanche or epidemic, first responders need up-to-date digital maps to navigate the affected area. However, many remote regions around the world simply do not have the data necessary for aid groups to safely traverse city streets and locate rural villages post-disaster. In the event of a disaster, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) mobilizes volunteer mappers around the world to focus their efforts on data deficient regions.
UVM’s HOT holds mapathons once or twice a month at a computer lab in the Aiken Center on the UVM campus in Burlington. Read about recent mapathons here: http://letters-sal.blogspot.com/2016/06/uvm-humanitarian-openstreetmap-team.html and contact mapathon coordinator Noah Ahles to be added to the notification list: email@example.com Cell: 914-960-4613
Your company or organization can help support these effective volunteer events:
- Help pay for refreshments for the volunteers!
- Send volunteers!
- Contribute directly to the International Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in honor of the UVM Team (let us know so we can thank you and give you credit!) - https://hotosm.org/donate
- We will acknowledge your contributions at our events and at our event registration web pages.
- Contact Noah (above) if you would like to contribute.
Map of Sri Lanka before mapathons Map of Sri Lanka after mapathons
Many of the presentations offered at the May 5th Forum held in White River Junction are now available as PDFs (or in other formats) at the Event Archive page! More will be added over the next week or so as presenters provide them.
Qualifies for 9 VT DEC Non-Soil Credits.
With this three day training participants will learn how to use ESRI's ArcGIS 10.0 software to explore and display geospatial data, to create new geospatial data and include it in their map projects, to perform geospatial analyses, to find and acquire free and public GIS data, and to compose basic maps appropriate for printing or publishing. Participants will develop a mapping question or project that they will explore and build on throughout the course.
1. June 20-22, 2016
Instructor: Dan Jarvis
Location: VT Tech Williston
2. August 15-17, 2016
Instructor: Dan Jarvis
Location: VT Tech Randolph Ctr
Register for either here: http://greentrainings.vtc.edu/gis-trainings.html
Check out the webinars coming up over the next month:
May 18, 2016 - 10:00 am Webinar: What’s New in the Natural Resources Atlas
Click here for more info and to register: http://vcgi.vermont.gov/events/anratlas_webinar_20160518
June 1, 2016 - 2:00 pm Webinar: Geoprocessing in a web browser for fun and profit: using turf.js for spatial data crunching
Click here for more info and to register: http://vcgi.vermont.gov/events/geoprocessing_webinar_20160601