AAG Mapathon – Volunteers Needed

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AAG Mapathon – Volunteers Needed

If you are going to the AAG Annual Meeting in San Fransisco this Spring, please come to the first ever Mapathon organized to disrupt this conference!  If you have some experience working with OSM, we also encourage you to consider serving as a volunteer for the mapping activities during this event.

The effort is organized by the State Department, George Mason University and involves the support and input from a number of other organizations (see the webpage for the full list).  On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Mapathon Lounge will be your place to hear special keynote talks, papers, and panels, and to participate in open mapping sessions for actual international projects that need spatial data that will be used by organizers.

Come be a part of sharing how to make a difference with open mapping with a broad audience of an expected 10,000 attendees!  Plus, volunteering three hours or more gets you a free T-shirt!

For more information about this special event within the conference and see what projects will be mapped : http://aagmapathon.org

To sign up to volunteer to help other attendees learn to map using OSM (and perhaps some other logistical duties that may come up): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13G71o9JH6uVYgs1e-PrJs2qYJUbTsJuCnsNObjAMGXs/edit?usp=sharing

To view the conference preliminary program and check your schedule see: http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/index.cfm?mtgID=62

For more information about the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University check: