200 hours of volunteer work...in one night
This year, eight teams across our offices in Auckland, Wellington, Petone, Napier, Hamilton, Tauranga, Nelson and Whanganui came together to participate in a late-night Mapathon event.
Our teams ‘mapped’ the Philippines, the third most disaster-prone country in the world.
Ryan Macveigh, WSP NZ organiser and Service Line Leader of GIS, is now looking to set-up a regular event where staff, clients and students can come together to contribute towards improving the world’s ever-evolving digital map.
“This was the first time WSP NZ has launched their own Mapathon. But together, we had 93 volunteers mapping. We performed 41,366 updates/changes to OpenStreetMap.
All up, that’s almost 200 hours of volunteer work…. in one night,” says Ryan.
Contact Ryan if you’d like to get involved in our next regional-hosted Mapathon