Join the American Red Cross and the OpenStreetMap HOT team this weekend

redcross-logoThe Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT Team) is having a dual-mapathon this Saturday, March 28th. It will be hosted at the Red Cross offices of San Diego and Chicago, starting at 11:30AM CST 9:30m PST.

This is going to be one of the first mapathons organized by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and the Red Cross Regions of San Diego and Chicago. This event will introduce you to OpenStreetMap, the free map of the world, and the Missing Maps project, a collaboration between international humanitarian organizations to map the world’s poorest and most vulnerable urban areas.

Attendees will learn how to use satellite images to create maps of anywhere in the world and help save lives! For more information and to RSVP, please contact: Chicago: Jim McGowan at 312-848-6726 or San Diego: Laura Horner at or Cristiano Giovando at

You can get more information about the event here.