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Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Mapathon at the Education Commons

On October 11th, 2017, Penn students, faculty, and librarians as well as members of the general public gathered at the Penn Libraries’ Education Commons to participate in a 5-hour “mapathon” that benefited disaster relief workers in Puerto Rico.


Mapathon volunteers were dedicated and devoted to the task at hand.

Using satellite images from the OpenStreetMap Tasking Manager, volunteers were able to work on a map that will provide data for Red Cross volunteers planning and conducting relief operations on the island.

For a deeper look at the event, please check out this article in the Daily Pennsylvanian!

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