Logging Indonesia Mapathon – with Mhairi O’Hara (MapNut) A Missing Maps party aimed at capturing the geospatial extent of deforestation activities in Indonesia. Learn about OpenStreetMaps and the newly launched Map for Environment platform to help a great cause and take care of this amazing archipelago.
Limited places: 25
A Missing Maps party to support the newly launched Map for Environment platform,funded by the World Resource Institute. The aim of the event is to map and capture the location and extent of deforestation in OpenStreetMap for areas in Indonesia. This stunning archipelago has the world’s 3rd largest tropical rainforest, but is sadly ranked 2nd for deforestation. Half of Sumatra’s forest cover disappeared from 1985 to 2008, and 90% of oil plantation in Kalimantan from 1990-2010 came at the expense of forest cover. This project was initiated by the devastating 2015 fires in Kalimantan that were linked to deforestation, and the desire of the Green School students in Bali to assist their neighbours. Run-Down:
- Introduction of the project
- Introduction how to map
- it’s mapping time!
Finger Food and one beverage per person will be provided
What you will learn:
- Open mapping movement for humanitarian efforts
- Deforestation and logging situation in Indonesia
- About the ‘Map for the Environment’ initiative
- What OpenStreetMap is and how to contribute
Mhairi O’Hara is a GIS specialist currently working in the realm of humanitarian efforts. She has a healthy obsession of volcanoes, surfing, eating and travelling, as well as promoting open source and open data. Mhairi is constantly seeking out new experiences, soaking up information, striving to continually evolve and adapt, and share skills where possible.
Looking forward to seeing you there!