[IAEP] [MAP] OLPC hosting global mapmaking event (Dec 27-31)
tabitha at tabitha.net.nz
Tue Dec 7 16:25:14 EST 2010
Will there be an online participation option for those that can't travel
that far? Can you video stream it?
On 8 December 2010 04:17, Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:
> Beyond Boston's olpcMAP Sprint / Summit itself (previewed below,
> beautifying the 2-month old http://olpcMAP.net built entirely by
> volunteers) also watch for:
> * How to Mash Up olpcMAP(s) into Your Own site/app
> * Integrating OLPC/Sugar service learning volunteers into Your Own
> * 20-30 confirmed participants (RSVP required) from around the US and
> beyond: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OlpcMAP#Attendees
> * Connecting with the actual OLPC/Sugar volunteers who coordinate in
> over 50 countries, each doing "God's Work" in their own way
> * Deployments' facts+photos you've never seen, and how CMU Nick Doiron
> created this map now unleashing them
> * New API & Data Model evolving:
> * Web 2.0 interfaces emerging: http://olpcMAP.net/community
> * Marina Dzobnova's professional survey asking deployments, children,
> parents and teachers how THEY want themselves & their schools visually
> getting to know each others' accomplishments, on http://olpcMAP.net
> Subject: OLPC hosting global mapmaking event Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010
> 00:38:48 -0800 (PST) From: Nick Doiron <ndoiron at andrew.cmu.edu><ndoiron at andrew.cmu.edu> To:
> CrisisCampBoston <crisiscamp-boston at googlegroups.com><crisiscamp-boston at googlegroups.com>
> One Laptop Per Child's office in Cambridge is hosting an olpcMAP
> Sprint / Summit from December 27th-31st.
> [ http://saigonolpc.wordpress.com ]
> [ http://wiki.laptop.org/go/olpcMAP ]
> Topics will include:
> * Digital mapping with the OLPC laptop, including offline maps
> platform supporting GeoRSS and KML (formats of Ushahidi and Google
> Earth) http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Ndoiron/OfflineMap
> * Use of http://olpcMAP.net to map and network schools which use OLPC
> laptops and the Sugar operating system. The website and the laptops'
> software are free and open source.
> * Using the online map as a medium for photos, storytelling, and
> updates from local communities around the world
> OLPC has shipped two million laptops to schools around the world,
> including Haiti, Afghanistan, and other crisis-stricken regions.
> Educating students about the power of mapmaking and creating a
> communications / content portal serve the long-term interests of
> CrisisCommons. There has also been discussion of adults using the
> laptops to run Ushahidi and Sahana on a low-cost, low-power, and
> resilient system.
> Please RSVP if you would like to attend part of our map sprint.
> Content-creation is going to be a major focus of December 28-29
> events, so it would be great if some of the crisis mapping community
> could be there.
> Nick Doiron
> Civil Engineering Class of 2011
> Carnegie Mellon University
> Help kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net !
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