International Humanitarian Mapathon (19-21 April 2023)

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FAU students (geography, human rights, political science and all interested…) are invited to join students in California (USA) and Japan in support of humanitarian mapping projects worldwide. The kick-off in Erlangen will take place on Wednesday, April 19, starting at 12:30 p.m at Wetterkreuz 15, 91058 Erlangen (Seminarraum 1, ground floor: 49.543998N, 11.025177E). Afterwards, there will be a basic on-site introduction to humanitarian mapping as well as the opportunity to begin guided mapping projects directly on-site in the FAU Geography computer labs. The project is coordinated by Georg Glasze › Institute of Geography ( Walker › Institute of Geography (, and James Walker › Institute of Political Science. All information for the Humanitarian Mapathon is available via Studon: (Password “DigGeo”). The collective goal is to map 20,000 buildings!

Agenda 19. April 2023

  • 12.30: Welcome and presentation of the International Mapathon (Profs Walker & Glasze, FAU)
  • Keynote via Zoom: “Earthquakes and the role of humanitarian mapping
    Dr. Daniel Schorlemmer, GFZ Potsdam & Humanitarian OpenStreetMap-Team Germany)
  • Short practical introduction into humanitarian mapping in OSM (Dr. Dominik Kremer, DHSS FAU und Dr. Finn Dammann, Institute of Geography FAU)
  • 13.45 Possibility to start mapping in the Computer Lab of the Institute of Geography (directly next to the seminar-room!)
  • on-site mapping will be possible until at least 16.00 – questions can be answered on-site or via Zoom