Our events are open to all interested students, volunteers and professionals. The main aim of our events is to build a platform for exchange and to enable people with different backgrounds, knowledge, experience and skills to come together, to share ideas and learn how to get engaged in disaster mapping activities.
Therefore, we have a variety of events and activities that we organize in Heidelberg and beyond. These include guest lectures, hands-on workshops and discussion forums to build bridges between young academics, volunteers, professionals and humanitarian organizations.
We furthermore are proud supporters of the Mamapathons in Mannheim, a great initiative enabling exchange between migrants and our great community, see here for more information.
Interested to join our events? Then watch out for our upcoming events! No previous knowledge necessary.
Just bring your mouse and laptop if available as we have only a limited number of PCs available.
List of events
stay tuned for more information about upcoming events!
- February 28th, 2018: Mapapa event support
- February 8th, 2018: Semester Final Mapathon
- January 23th, 2018: Mamapa event support
- January 16th, 2018: Workshop Geovisualisation
- December 6th, 2017: OSM Workshop Nikolausspecial
- November 14th, 2017: OSM GeoWeek Mapathon
- October 24th, 2017: Ersti-Mapathon
- September 22nd 2017, Mexico Earthquake Support Mapathon
- July 5th, 2017:
- May 18th, 2017: “How to handle OpenStreetMap data” – workshop for beginners, experts and everyone in between
- April 27th, 2017: Semester Start Mapathon
- March 16th, 2017: Mapathon at Makerspace (DAI), Heidelberg
- March 4th, 2017: Disastermappers @ Kick Off Open Knowledge Lab
- February 2017, Disastermappers Get-together
- January 19th, 2017: Monthly disastermappers mapathon with MSF for Aweil
- December 8th, 2016: Monthly disastermappers mapathon: Christmas Mapping Party
- November 17th, 2016: OSM Geoweek Mapathon (Heidelberg, Geographisches Institut, Berliner Straße 48, Großer Hörsaal, 18 Uhr)
- August 2nd, 2016:Semester closing Mapathon and talk by Kerstin Meyer on the use of OSM data in Togo (Heidelberg, Geographisches Institut, Berliner Straße 48, Großer Hörsaal, 18 Uhr)
- July 14th, 2016: Offenes Disatermappers Treffen (Heidelberg, Café Botanik, Im Neuenheimer Feld 304, 17 Uhr)
- June 8th, 2016: Mapping Sokodé- Remote Support to enable local development (Heidelberg, Geographisches Institut, Berliner Straße 48, Großer Hörsaal, 18 Uhr)
- April 21st, 2016: Mapping Event to support the Ecuador HOT Activation (Heidelberg, Geographisches Institut, Berliner Straße 48, Großer Hörsaal, 18 Uhr)
- November 18th, 2015: Geography Awareness Week Missing Maps Mapathon (Heidelberg, Geographisches Institut, Berliner Straße 48, Großer Hörsaal, 18 Uhr)
- June 8th, 2015: Missing Maps Mapping Event
Heidelberg, Geographisches Institut, Berliner Straße 48, Großer Hörsaal, 17 Uhr
- May 26th, 2015: Mapping Support Event for Nepal at ISCRAM conference 2015 in Norway
- May 20th, 2015: Disastermappers Kolloquium with Oliver Rack
- May 13th, 2015: Disastermappers Heidelberg on Tour: Mapping Support for Nepal at the Hochschule Karlsruhe
- May 8th, 2015: Post-Earthquake Nepal: Live Skype Chat with fellow Geography student Verena in Kathmandu
- April 26th, 2015: Mapping Event at the Geographical Institute at Heidelberg University to support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal
- February 20-21th, 2015: Open Data Day Mannheim
- February 11th, 2015: Patrick Meier – “The Role of Social Media in Disaster Management”
- December 17th, 2014: Mapping Party in Karlsruhe
- December 10th, 2014: Ryan Burns (University of Washington) – “The Social Dimension of Digital Humanitarianism”
- November 26th, 2014: Workshops for professionals, beginners and everyone in between: 1,000,000,000 ways to handle OpenStreetMap data
- November 19th, 2014: Brainstorming Session on how to get further involved
- November 12th, 2014: Kate Chapman (HOT OSM) – “VGI in Humanitarian Aid”
- November 7th, 2014: Missing Maps Launch Party
- October 29th, 2014: Kickoff event – “Maps can save lives!” – “Really?!”