Know How to Use a Computer? You can help in Nepal!

Kim Diver sent around the following message for those who want to lend a hand to relief efforts in Nepal.

Want to help with relief efforts in Nepal after Saturday’s Magnitude 7.8 earthquake? Or learn how to contribute to crowdsourced crisis mapping in general?

Special WesGIS/Mapping workshop:

Introduction to Relief Mapping for Nepal

When: Friday, May 1, 2:00-3:00 pm

Where: Allbritton 204

Who: Anyone in the Wesleyan community who is interested in helping out by tracing (digitizing) objects from aerial photos. No GIS experience required.

We’ll introduce tools that you can use to contribute toward relief efforts in Nepal through mapping. We’ll get you registered, provide a hands-on introduction to mapping using, and show you how to find lists of mapping tasks that need completion (following the basic outline presented a New satellite images and tasks are being posted daily and there is still much work to be done.

Please RSVP at Feel free to forward this message on to colleagues and students.

Questions? Contact Kim Diver at, Phil Resor at, or Jason Simms at