Organization: Kartoza, GFDRR Innovation Lab, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap
- Gavin Fleming, Kartoza
- Vivien Deparday, GFDRR Innovation Lab (OpenDRI Team)
- Nuala Cowan, GFDRR Innovation Lab (OpenDRI Team)
- Tyler Radford, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap
Date: Monday, May 14, 9:00am – 5:00pm (arrive before 9 if you need to install QGIS on your machine)
- Do you want to better support governments to build resilience by improving their capacity for collecting, managing, and visualizing geospatial data?
- Do you want to harness crowdsourcing and community mapping in urban and rural environments?
- Do you want to take advantage of open-source geospatial technologies when designing capacity building programs?
Join us on Monday May 14 to learn about field-tested tools and approaches that use opensource and open-data innovations, including:
- InaSAFE: a free software that produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities. It provides a simple but rigorous way to combine data from scientists, local governments and communities to provide insights into the likely impacts of future disaster events (http://inasafe.org)
- GeoNode: a tool to share and visualize geospatial information(http://geonode.org)
- OpenStreetMap: the Wikipedia of Maps, where individuals can contribute to a free and open map of the world (https://www.openstreetmap.org)
The GFDRR Innovation Lab is partnering with Kartoza, to host a technical training and serious gaming session that highlights how technological innovations can add value to a broad range of engagements in highly vulnerable client countries
The day will alternate between three activities:
- Practices: learn good practices around open data in resilience.
- Tools: learn the software that enables you and your clients to identify, map, visualize, and understand disaster risks.
- Game: participate in a fun but intense experience of sharing open data, analyzing realistic problems, and competing to build the best solution.
We invite all participants to bring their laptops and be prepared to get hands on! Participants can help by installing QGIS 2.18 LTR edition (not QGIS 3!) before coming to the workshop (The InaSAFE plugin requires a QGIS installation). You can find installers for your operating system (macOS, Windows, Linux) at http://download.qgis.org.
(Of course, we will provide help to those who are experiencing installation difficulties, or who register late).
We would also appreciate if you could contact us via email at [firstname.lastname@example.org] so that we have a better idea of how many people are planning to join. Please plan to attend for the whole day to get the most out of this session.