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Learn all about Map-a-Thons at the World Bank for supporting flood mitigation!


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The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) and the World Bank are co-hosting a flood relief Map-a-Thon event, in which participants will learn how to create maps using satellite imagery and work together to complete the missing maps in Muang Xay, Oudomxay Province.  The World Bank’s Mapper and GIS Specialist will provide training and guide you through your mapping journey.  The maps will help to inform a project that will reduce flooding and improve urban planning in Muang Xay.



Participants will leave with new skills, and their map-a-thon work will help expedite relief and reconstruction efforts. 


Nominated mappers from Government, NGO, University/academic institutions, or other national and international organization, who are interested in mapping Knowledge and experience in geography, GIS and city planning are an advantage but are not required.  


Participants should bring their own laptop.  All training materials will be provided by the instructors.



Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. (LIGHT LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED)


Top Value Service, 164 Samsenthai, Kaoyord Village, Sisathanak District, Vientiane, Lao PDR. 


Ms. Amphavanh Sisouvanhat 

Ms. Henrike Brecht

Ms. Holly Krambeck 

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