Geography Awareness Week- Missing Maps Mapathon

Missing Maps Mapathon in the scope of Geography Awareness Week-

“Explore! The Power of Maps”

Let`s celebrate the international “Geography Awareness Week” and learn more about the power of maps!

How? With a Missing Maps Mapathon!

When? 18.11.2015 – 18.15 Uhr

Where? Hörsaal des Geographischen Instituts (Berliner Str. 48)

Why? Many vulnerable and conflict prone regions of the world are not mapped, causing humanitarian actions to be very challenging. Missing Maps support the ongoing humanitarian and health care projects of the Doctors without Borders/Médecins sans frontières (MSF) by creating map material of these regions (for more information also see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjHYqY7OdXQ)

Sounds interesting? You can become active yourself by joining us in a Missing Maps mapathon! Together we will map and thereby enable and support MSF projects in South Kivu. The province of the Democratic Republique of the Congo is known for political and social instability as well as reoccuring disease outbreaks that have affected the local population for decades.

Who? Everyone can join- no previous knowledge necessary! We will teach you all there is to know about mapping and will provide further information about ongoing projects and practices.

Only…  Please bring your own laptop if possible

Drinks and snacks will for sure be provided!
Explore the power of maps with us, we are very looking forward to seeing you!

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