WHAT WE ARE MAPPING NOW
WE DON'T JUST BUILD MAPS.
WE BUILD MAPPERS.
Capitalizing on web-based open geospatial technologies, and a network of universities around the globe, our mission is to cultivate a generation of young leaders to create resilient communities and to define their world by mapping it.
DISASTERS AROUND THE WORLD
Recently, the world has seen a number of major disasters, including flooding and deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone, monsoon flooding in Bangladesh and Nepal, hurricanes in the Gulf and Caribbean, and earthquakes in Mexico. Our YouthMappers chapters are mapping around the world to help provide fundamental spatial data that supports responders and aid organizations.
LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES
The need for geospatial data goes beyond the urgency of disaster response or planning. YouthMappers are also contributing time and talents to creating data in places of extreme poverty, where USAID works, to help create fundamental data for programming that addresses chronic development problems.
The United States Agency for International Development generously supports this program through a grant from the USAID GeoCenter under Award # AID-OAA-G-15-00007 and Cooperative Agreement Number: 7200AA18CA00015 Title: “YouthMappers® University Consortium: Building Open Spatial Data for Economic Development and Community Resilience” Arizona State University is the fiscal and administrative lead university. Founding universities are Texas Tech University, George Washington University, and West Virginia University. Data is added to OpenStreetMap in collaboration with the OSM community and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and other partners.