UCLA GIS Day 2019

Charle’s E. Young Research Library (map)

11/13 Wednesday 10am – 2pm

UCLA GIS Day 2019

Do you care about climate change? Do you want to make a difference?

Do you want to help people affected by recent natural disasters, environmental impacts, and other humanitarian issues? What about the chance to show a little Bruin Pride and exercise your global citizenship? Come to our humanitarian mapa-thon event – No GIS skills are required – and we will quickly train you to use Open Street Map to assist in humanitarian projects around the world.

Last year’s event was one of the largest on Earth – we made over 10,000 edits to humanitarian projects in just three hours – but we can do better!

The focus this year is on how climate change is impacting our lived environment. Join us to learn more about how you can make a difference through mapping!

Schedule of events

Join via zoom!

10:00 Opening remarks

10:10 Lightning talks from our Spatial Thinkers

10:10 Anusha Goyal (UCLA)
A Missing Piece of the Puzzle

10:18 Young-Kyung Kim (USC)
Shifting Resolutions

10:24 Robert Cudd (UCLA)
The World as Will and Representation

Robert Cudd

10:32 Kate Vavra-Musser (USC)
Exposure Pathways

10:40 Seher Randhawa (USC)
Locating Impacts

10:48 Mariah Tso (UCLA)
Unsettling Maps

11:00 Mapathon Tutorial and Launch

What to expect once the Map-a-thon begins
We will be giving brief tutorials/workshops to get people up to speed and we will have volunteers on hand to get you started and answer questions. As we map we will have a leaderboard showing our progress against USC. In addition we will have a live feed so we can say hello and see how are counterparts are doing.11:00 Missing Maps and OSM KICK OFF with UCLA’s James Walker

Get an OSM account

Online Tutorial made specifically for the map-a-thon

Mapathon tutorial printout

Our task of the day

Our back up task of the day

The Leaderboard tracks how many buildings each campus has added throughout the mapathon.

11:20 Mapathon begins! Live camera view into USC’s mapathoners and a shared Leaderboard to track mapping results

12:00 Lunch

1:45 Winner announcement

GIS Day sponsors