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NEURISA Mappy Hour! April 8, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30pm EDT.

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NEURISA Day 2021: Stay Tuned!

We are in the early planning stages for this year's NEURISA Day. Expect a save the date notification in an upcoming newsletter.

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Mappy Hours

Have an idea for a project, but don't know where to find data? Want to present a lightning talk to your peers in a relaxed, informal setting? Curious about the work of other GIS professionals in your area? Need some help with mapping or interested in seeing new approaches? Host or attend a "Mappy Hour"! These are informal get-togethers where all sorts of people, from GIS professionals and students to curious passers-by and hobbyists, meet up for a while to discuss, map, present, visit, and plan all things geospatial!


What is a mapathon? It's a coordinated event where participants focus their skills on mapping and editing data for a particular event, use case, or map source. Frequently used to assist with disaster response and humanitarian aid efforts, mapathons are not only a terrific way to crowdsource assistance, but also for participants to learn new tools and sharpen their geospatial skills. OpenStreetMap, a free and editable digital world map, provides a useful and common platform for mapathons to quickly organize work and streamline editing. To sign up for an OpenStreetMap account, click here: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) also provides a guide for new users:

See below for videos on how to sign up in the HOT tasking manager, how to select a task, and how to map buildings. For those who want to know more, here are twelve two-minute tutorial videos:

The New England Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA) is the professional association of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) practitioners in New England. NEURISA is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization whose mission is to advance the effective and appropriate use of GIS and related information technologies to solve challenges throughout the region.

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