SSSI NATIONAL BUSHFIRE RECOVERY MAP-A-THON
Date & Time
Sunday, 9 Feb 2020
- 4:00 pm
SSSI is thankful to the surveying and geospatial community for reaching out to assist with the bushfire recovery effort and for the continued offers of assistance from individuals and businesses from within Australia and globally.
SSSI has reached out to government, academia, professional bodies and allied associations to understand how best the surveying and spatial professionals can respond and can create value for the communities impacted by recent fires. This map-a-thon provides a way we can all contribute to the information needed by agencies delivering recovery services and those researchers and data analysts looking at future preparedness scenarios.
This map-a-thon is focussing on areas that have been devastated by the recent bushfires. OpenStreetMap will be used for data collection in conjunction with government data and imagery. The map-a-thon aims to collect information relating to burnt infrastructure (homes, outbuildings, facilities, fences and power poles etc). The information is intended as guide for recovery efforts to supplement authoritative data sources where no data exists. This information will be subsequently validated and verified at a later date. You are able to participate:
- Individually - from the comfort of your own home/office or any preferred location
- As a team - form a team with family, friends and colleagues and map from the comfort of your won home/office or preferred location
- In person at one of our seven locations around Australia (please check ticket info prior to selecting this option. Location details will be provided on ticket)
For those who have registered, information on how to link to the map-a-thon will be emailed a few days prior to the event.
If you have no experience participating in a Map-a-thon - no worries! You will be supplied with all the tools required to Map!
If you really want to participate in the Map-a-thon but are unable to on the 9th February, 2020 - no worries! The link to the Map-a-thon will be active for a few months. We are hoping this will be the first in a series of Map-a-thons.
Thank you once again for your support and valued contribution.
Many thanks also to our wonderful sponsors:
VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND AUSTRALIA
WA Regional Operations Manager