[open-science] Help Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team map against malaria!

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Sun Mar 5 12:11:40 UTC 2017

Dear colleague,

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is calling all mappers to help us and our partners eliminate malaria with our biggest project to date! Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. In 2015, there were roughly 212 million malaria cases and an estimated 429 000 malaria deaths.*

Details at http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5191e27b207136970f2a9ec1b&id=603a02869c&e=02f4f3d548

A very special and successful mapathon for Swaziland for Malaria Elimination was done by more than 200 ,10-year old children  at GEOlab , Italy in  March 2016 [1] . It is my great pleasure, to introduce our colleagues at GEOlab (Geomatics and Earth Observation laboratory) at the Politecnico di Milano,   Italy as our “GeoForAll” lab of the month. The GIS research group, lead by Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli and Dr. Marco Minghini, is active in the research fields of Web Mapping, multi-dimensional visualization and virtual globes, spatial statistics, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), geo-crowdsourcing and Citizen Science. The team has a long and outstanding tradition in the use and development of open source geospatial solutions. GEOlab is a great example of linking GeoForAll synergies with all key initiatives in Europe and globally.Details at http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2017/03/lab-of-the-month-geolab-politecnico-di-milano-italy/

On behalf of the GeoForAll community, we thank Maria, Marco and all colleagues from the GEOlab and for their contributions to the GeoForAll initiative and look forward to working and building more collaborations with all interested on this education mission.

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand



GeoForAll - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science

[1] https://hotosm.org/updates/2016-03-09_200_kids_map_swaziland_for_malaria_elimination

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