International Humanitarian Mapathon 2023

FAU Mapathon 2023, 2753 buildings

Together with partners at FAU’ Geography Institute, UCLA, USC, Reitaku University, Aoyama Gakuin University and MaptimeLA, our adjunct faculty member Dr. James Walker organized the International Humanitarian Mapathon 2023, a mapping competition to support the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). FAU students did remarkably well: Between 19-21 April, they mapped more than 2750 buildings and transferred them to the OSM database. In total more than 10.000 buildings were added by all the mappers of the International Mapathon!!! This data can be used, for example, to improve risk assessments of earthquake prognosis – especially in regions where little geodata on buildings has been available so far.