|CARTOGRAPHIC VOLUNTARY WORKSHOP|
Welcome to the Una Quantum Mapathon Interactive Map where we will report all the Workshops done and that you can consult to learn about the new ones in the program.
Una Quantum is born to bring Freedom to the world of Cultural Heritage. Our most used words are: Open Source, Open Data, Open License, Free Download, Open Practice, Open Coding and we would like so much that you all learned the meaning with us.
With Mapathon we put our knowledge and our open approach to humanitarian action into play.
We map housing settlements and interconnection infrastructures in developing countries to contribute to the growth of mapped regions and help local and international NGOs in their action on the ground.
What we do
We draw maps on satellite images using a tool called OpenStreetMap (OSM). It is not difficult! We at Una Quantum will help you!
Who we are
Students, NGOs, inexperienced or experienced mappers, associations and interested persons. Everyone is welcome! Basic computer skills are required.
What to bring
All you need is a laptop and YOU! A mouse is useful for drawing maps.
What you will find
Food, drinks, electricity, wifi and the desire to share this beautiful action together!
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OPEN STREET MAP
Open Street Map (OSM) is our reference tool during the Mapathon through which we can add or correct elements on the maps and make them available in real time. It's the Wikipedia of the maps where everyone can contribute.
HOT stands for Humanitarian Open Street Map Team. It is a group within OSM that is dedicated in particular to humanitarian mapping. It is a valuable reference website to see which areas of the world need map updates or achievements from scratch.
Finally, a tool designed specifically for smartphones. In fact MapSwipe is an application that allows you to filter satellite images with the presence of residential settlements and then carry out a detailed mapping with OSM.
With the Mapathon you can contribute to many projects. We can offer our help remotely to many areas of the world in difficulty.
With our Mapathon we are dedicating ourselves particularly to Tanzania and in particular to rural areas in the north of the country where the practice of FGM - Female Genital Mutilation is still present.
Mapping isolated villages helps local NGOs like Tanzania Development Trust plan their action on the ground to defeat the FGM.
Tanzania Development Trust
Tanzania Development Trust
Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
On 25 September 2015, the United Nations approved the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), divided into 169 Targets to be reached by 2030. It is an event historical, from different points of view.
The Mapathon give their contribution to this important vision through Goal 17:
PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Giuseppe Maria Battisti
Dr. Giuseppe Maria Battisti expert in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Master's Degree in "Management and Development of the Territory" with honors. GIS specialist oriented to teaching, cartographic design and WebGIS content.
Valerio De Luca
Geomatic Engineer, graduated in Telecommunications Engineering with a specialization in Geoinformation at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He deals with GIS Geographic Information Systems and EO Earth Observation in desktop, server and web environments.
UNA QUANTUM Inc.
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