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Global mapathon against FGM

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Janet Chapman <[log in to unmask]>

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Janet Chapman <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:56:24 +0000

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To coincide with a UN General Assembly High Level Panel event which will include discussion on how mapping can help the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), and a mapathon in New York, we are organising a global mapathon  
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-mapathon-to-help-end-female-genital-mutilation-fgm-tickets-49858325594 
  
We are building a global network to unite people from across the world to help map areas where girls are at risk of FGM so that activists can better protect them. We will be posting on social media using #map2endFGM. 
Please join us and help spread the word throughout your networks! 
We want to include mappers from every country where FGM is an issue. 
  
Many thanks 
Janet 
 
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Subject: GIS-UK Digest - 10 Sep 2018 to 12 Sep 2018 (#2018-161) 
 
There are 3 messages totaling 1146 lines in this issue. 
 
Topics of the day: 
 
  1. Call for Chapters: Mapping Crisis: Participation, Datafication, and 
     Humanitarianism in the Age of Digital Mapping 
  2. FW: Geo+Data London: Tuesday 2nd October 
  3. Guidelines for digital inclusion 
 
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Date:    Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:03:09 +0100 
From:    Doug Specht <[log in to unmask]> 
Subject: Call for Chapters: Mapping Crisis: Participation, Datafication, and Humanitarianism in the Age of Digital Mapping 
 
* Apologies for cross posting * 
 
This call for chapters welcomes abstract submissions on the theme of Mapping Crisis for publication in an edited volume. 
 
https://camri.ac.uk/blog/2018/08/01/mapping-crisis/  
 
This book aims to bring together critical perspectives on the role that mapping people, knowledges and data now plays in humanitarian work, both in cartographic terms and through data visualisations. Since the rise of Google Earth in 2005, there has been an explosion in the use of mapping tools to quantify and assess the needs of the poor, including those affected by climate change and the wider neo-liberal agenda. Yet, while there has been a huge upsurge in the data produced around these issues, the representation of people remains questionable. Some have argued that representation has diminished in humanitarian crises as people are increasingly reduced to data points. In turn, this data becomes ever more difficult to analyse without vast computing power, leading to a dependency on the old colonial powers to refine the data of the poor, before selling it back to them. These issues are not entirely new, and questions around representation, participation and humanitarianism can be traced back beyond the speeches of Truman, but the digital age throws these issues back to the fore, as machine learning, algorithms and big data centres take over the process of mapping the subjugated and subaltern. This book aims to question whether, as we map crises, it is the map itself that is in crisis. 
 
Themes that are of interest to the volume include: 
 
    Data colonialism 
    Contestatory cartographies 
    Data and humanitarianism 
    Big data and development 
    The datafication of the SDGs 
    Climate change and satellite data 
    Digital counter-mapping practices 
 
Other proposals within scope will also be considered. 
 
  
 
The editor invites submissions of 200-250 word chapter proposals. 
 
Deadline: 15th October 2018 
 
Submissions should be sent to the editor, Doug Specht, at: [log in to unmask] 
 
Submissions should also include: 
 
    a) Title of chapter 
    b) Author name/s, institutional details 
    c) Corresponding author’s email address 
    d) Keywords (no more than 5) 
    e) A short bio 
 
  
 
Authors will be informed of commissioning by 1st November. 
 
Commissioned chapters will be around 6,000-8,000 words and will be due by 1st February 2019. 
 
  
 
It is intended that this book will be published by the Human Rights Consortium, University of London Press. 
 
The fact that an abstract is accepted does not guarantee publication of the final manuscript. All chapters submitted will be judged on the basis of a double-blind reviewing process. 
 
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the editor, Doug Specht, at [log in to unmask] 
 
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Date:    Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:32:28 +0000 
From:    "Green, Tank" <[log in to unmask]> 
Subject: FW: Geo+Data London: Tuesday 2nd October 
 
Dear GIS-UK mailing list members, 
 
The CDRC and the AGI are co-organising a six-part series of seminars entitled Geo+Data London. The events are designed to bring together industry and academia and will feature a speaker from each sector at each event. See below for details of the first one in the series being held on Tuesday 2nd October, 6-8.30pm at UCL. 
 
We look forward to welcoming you to this event. 
 
Kind regards, 
 
Tank 
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Dr Tank Green 
PA to Prof. Paul Longley 
Department of Geography, University College London Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT 
T: 0207 679 2024 x 32024 
E: [log in to unmask] 
http://www.ucl.ac.uk<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/> 
 
 
From: CDRC & AGI <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of CDRC & AGI <[log in to unmask]> 
Reply-To: "Green, Tank" <[log in to unmask]> 
Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2018 at 15:25 
To: "Green, Tank" <[log in to unmask]> 
Subject: Geo+Data London: Tuesday 2nd October 
 
View this email in your browser<https://mailchi.mp/0265739c081a/geodata-london-tuesday-9th-october?e=ef15434647> 
 
 
 
 
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The Consumer Data Research Centre<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=03302bfa4a&e=ef15434647> (CDRC) and the Association for Geographic Information<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=5a7c565cc2&e=ef15434647> (AGI) are pleased to announce the first of a six-part series of events entitled Geo+Data London. Our events aim to provide an environment for those working with geographic data to meet, share, and learn from experiences and best practices as demonstrated by industry and current academic research. 
 
For our first event, we have brought together speakers from Telefónica UK<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=6d564e3081&e=ef15434647> and University College London<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=4e5ab35f75&e=ef15434647> (UCL) to speak on WiFi technology and smart cities. 
 
The event will be held at University College London on Tuesday 2nd October, from 6pm to 8.30pm. See here<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=2306b83304&e=ef15434647> for a map of the location. 
 
Please register your attendance through Eventbrite<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=6f59a711dd&e=ef15434647>. Registration is free, but it is mandatory. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. 
 
Schedule of events: 
18:00: Registration 
18.25: Introduction and Welcome by Tim Marston (Carto<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=5912dd3c33&e=ef15434647>). 
18.30: Alastair McMahon (Telefónica UK<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=507021b73b&e=ef15434647>): 'Smart Cities and Smart Transportation'. 
19.00: Bala Soundararaj (UCL<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=f24968b223&e=ef15434647>): 'Estimating real-time high street footfall from Wi-Fi probe requests'. 
19.30: Reception and networking 
20.30: Event close 
 
We look forward to welcoming you to this event. 
 
About our speakers: 
Alastair McMahon is Analytics Director at Telefonica UK<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=da62e90080&e=ef15434647>. 
 
Balamurgan Soundararaj is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at UCL<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=06c037cab9&e=ef15434647> working with CDRC<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=8d3d8d5dc1&e=ef15434647> footfall data produced under the SmartStreetSensor project<https://cdrc.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6ef2f6b71d216619b0fac397&id=a79d65d642&e=ef15434647>. Prior to this he worked in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between UCL School of Construction and Project Management and Transport for London looking at the use of network analysis in project management. His primary research interest is in the analysis and visualisation of large scale complex data relating to spatial and networked phenomena. 
 
 
 
 
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Date:    Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:38:23 +0000 
From:    Suchith Anand <[log in to unmask]> 
Subject: Guidelines for digital inclusion 
 
 
This might be of interest. 
 
 
In a rapidly digitising world, people who cannot read or write face new forms of marginalisation. On top of confronting disadvantages in the physical world, illiterate people—currently 10 percent of the world’s population—have difficulties participating in digital realms and accessing services that can strengthen livelihoods and enlarge learning opportunities. 
 
 
Yet this exclusion is avoidable. Carefully designed digital solutions can help people—even those with very low literacy levels and limited technology skills—navigate digital spaces and benefit from relevant applications, such as those targeting farmers or connecting users to health services. 
 
 
UNESCO developed the guidelines over a two-year period, drawing on a landscape review of digital inclusion strategies for low-skilled and low-literate people<http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002617/261791e.pdf> and a set of fourteen case studies<https://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy-all/pearson-initiative/case-studies>. The guidelines reflect the views of an international expert group and were further refined based on feedback from public input. 
 
 
Details at https://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy-all/pearson-initiative/guidelines 
 
 
Best wishes, 
 
 
Suchith 
 
 
 
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Any views or opinions expressed by the author of this email do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Nottingham. Email communications with the University of Nottingham may be monitored where permitted by law. 
 
 
 
 
 
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