OpenStreetMap US

In this talk, the speaker will introduce the binational Sonoran Desert region through the mapping practices of some of its peoples. From mapping traditional Indigenous territories and site names to monitoring the movements of the Mexican Gray wolf, local people have been actively involved in radical and transformative mapping practices in the Sonoran Desert for decades. Mapping work has been particularly critical in the work to save lives and document deaths among those traveling across the border. The audience will be introduced to community organizations, government offices, and academic researchers who have used maps in life-saving and memory-preserving ways throughout the Sonoran Desert.

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