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We Don't Just Build Maps, We Build Mappers

Who are We?


YouthMappers is a global community of students, researchers, educators, and scholars that use public geospatial technologies to highlight and directly address development challenges worldwide. YouthMappers was envisioned to fulfill the demand for open geospatial data access in all parts of our world. A generation of empowered young people has emerged, who have become leaders in creating resilient communities and have defined their world by mapping it.


We are formed by a worldwide network of 382 student-led chapters and growing! The students are at the epicenter of all we do.   


As we cultivate the next generation of mappers, we are mindful that our intent is to create a global map that is of the people, for the people, and by the people. We advocate for collaborative mapping that is grassroots and democratically based so communities can thrive. Capitalizing on web-based open geospatial technologies means that mapping can take place by anyone anywhere, making way for a virtual community of mappers.  


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Last Updated: February 1, 2024

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