Secondary Cities-Participatory Mapping and Data: Webinar and Teleconference

11/02/2016 7:00 am

Please join the WWHGD Working Group for a discussion on Secondary Cities (what are they and why they are important), the value of data for these rapidly growing cities, and an introduction to the U.S. Department of State Secondary Cities Project. We will have an in-depth and relevant discussion to examine the importance of geospatial data and participatory mapping approaches and how they can contribute to more resilient and sustainable cities that are better able to respond to a range of human security challenges.

Speakers will discuss their global partnerships, methodologies, challenges, and valuable Human Geography data that contribute to the understanding and mapping of Secondary Cities. Our presenters will identify data sources, demonstrate technologies, and introduce existing maps related to Secondary Cities, the Human Geography themes and Human Security mission areas. Speakers are being invited from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Academia, International Organizations, Interagency Partners, and US Government Agencies.

The WWHGD Working Group is a global voluntary partnership around mapping and data. We have more than 3,800 members from over 80 countries, and we help facilitate the exchange of free and open data for all aspects of human security.

These events are an opportunity to collaborate and strengthen the WWHGD community, to share methods, information and mapping data from expert speakers about new research and resources, and to distribute useful and interesting datasets within the Working Group.

The agenda will be sent out in the next few weeks.

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If you have questions, please contact: Terri Ryan at 757.810.7681/, Kevin Kurtz at 757.651.4800/, or Alex Hatoum (in Spanish, French, or Portuguese) at 202.503.4007/