On Friday, October 25th, the YouthMappers (YM) Validation Hub hosted a validation party at the Spatial Analysis Lab on the George Washington University (GW) campus. Students, faculty, and professionals attended the event and were taught about the importance of data qua...

Wow! We are still in awe that we got to be a part of the HOT Summit 2019. Through this blog, we, a group of YouthMappers, present to you a tale of that unforgettable and wonderful event. Even though the amazing geospatial conference has ended, the memories are still al...

For the common folk, questions may arise as to why people who depend on maps use varying platforms to explore geographic locations. Why use Google Maps, for instance, when looking for the best sushi restaurant, the closest Uniqlo store? Why not use crowd-sourced OpenSt...

The Phoenix metro area suffers from high summer heat, leading to a rash of indoor heat deaths, particularly among vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, low-income, unhoused, and mobile home dwellers. Data from the Maricopa County Public Health Department indicat...

Where will you gain a lot of experience, leadership skills, and technical skills from different sectors if not from YouthMappers? My name is Gladys Adjei, YouthMappers Leadership Fellow and a member of the UCCYouthMappers chapter and I truly testify that YouthMappers i...

State of the Map (SotM) is an annual meeting of mappers from around the world with discussions and workshops all around the free and open map of the world. The conference is hosted  by the OpenStreetMap Foundation, an international not-for-profit organization that is d...

I’m a student at Arizona State University attending classes online. I’m also a typical non-traditional student at almost 35 years old, a veteran, and married with a 17-month-old son. Given my demographic data, I’m not exactly what you’d imagine when you hear the word “...

There are many hidden gems in the Midwest but my favorite is the quaint little town of Grafton, Illinois. Grafton, located in Jersey County on the banks of the Mississippi River, is a town based off of tourism. There are many attractions that bring people to this beaut...

This September, Vassar College’s Hudson Valley Mappers celebrates the one year anniversary of its founding and establishment as a YouthMappers chapter. Adele Birkenes, president and co-founder of the group, and Lydia Hatfield, Community Wealth Building Coordinator at H...

...and through YouthMappers you can help to make it a beautiful one.

Since I was little, I've heard the expression: “The world is a handkerchief” all the time, I've even used it several times myself. It is the translation of a very popular saying in Spanish to refer to...

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