Tonight’s Geo DC meetup will look at how nonprofits are using maps to streamline operations, coordinate with the people they serve and other practitioners, and improve their work. People from four different nonprofits — with focuses ranging from international development to reproductive health to helping lift DC families out of poverty to the global environment — will present on specific ways that they use maps in their work. Presentations will include:
- Shiv Ramachandran from InterAction will show off NGO Aid Map, an online map that improves coordination betweens NGOs working in the same towns and countries.
- Mark Bergel from DC-based A Wider Circle will show how they map their operations to improve their outreach efforts to collect furniture and other household donations from those who have them and deliver them to people without.
- Gina Rumbolo from Population Action International will present a map of population and climate change hotspots.
- Robin Kraft will talk about how the environmental thinktank World Resources Institute uses maps to communicate its data.
The meetup will start at 7:00 pm tonight (Wednesday, December 7), with presentations starting at 7:30 pm, and will be held at the upstairs bar at Stetson’s.
The Geo DC group meets monthly, usually on the first Wednesday of the month. You can join the meetup group for updates.