MES Mapathon 2017

Date 19th August, 2017
Venue Pillai HOC College of Engineering & Technology
Brochure view MES Mapathon Brochure (.pdf version)

This Mapathon was conducted top assist in putting vulnerable people on map so that any Government or NGO can reach these people in crisis. This mapping event was an open, collaborative project in which participants helped out to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.

The task for this Mapathon was assigned as a high priority area by the Missing Maps organization as described below.

No prior knowledge or experience of mapping was required. Training and warm snacks were sponsored by Mapbox Inc and provided during the event. Transportation was sponsored by Mahatma Education Society (Pillai Group of Institutions). The pictures on the following pages represent the training, participation, output and recognition conducted during the event. The MES Mapathon 2017 event resulted in maps for 3862 buildings and 365 km roads for the assigned area to be used on site by organizations including the Red Cross, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Hotosm and Missing Maps.

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