Mapathon for Puerto Rico

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
229 Walker Building, Penn State University Park campus

flag map of Puerto Rico

In response to Hurricane Maria join us in putting the people of Puerto Rico on the map.

What is a mapathon?

A mapathon is a coordinated mapping event. The public is invited to make online map improvements to improve coverage and to help disaster risk assessment.

Why are we doing this?

Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria (Category 5) on September 20, 2017, and the American Red Cross and the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have requested building data for planning and conducting relief operations on the island. We are mapping to give these organizations an operating picture of the island before the hurricane hit the island.

Who can help?

You can! No mapping experience is needed, and at the end of one hour, you will have made a difference to rescue organizations who urgently need these maps for their humanitarian outreach.

Bring your laptop.

Don’t worry about missing dinner! We will be serving pizza and soft drinks.

RSVP by November 14:

Contact us

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Angela Rogers in advance of your participation or visit.

Angela Rogers  office: 814-865-2493 email: