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YouthMappersDhakaCollege chapter is a team that always engages in various projects, research and innovation. We work successfully in the OpenStreetMap Bangladesh community and always share knowledge and collaboration with all the other chapters. To continue our chapter activities smoothly, facing new challenges & growth of the team, we organized a training on OpenStreetMap for new members to create new faces of the global leaders. A 5 hours long training was held on 14th March 2019 at the Department of Geography & Environment of Dhaka College. We have a total of 35 new members and 12 current members participated in the training. The training followed the training schedule below First of all

CWU Sustainability Map

Many universities are implementing ways to conserve energy, reduce waste, and operate sustainably. At Central Washington University, students, staff, and faculty have been working on both top-down and grassroots approaches to sustainability that we wanted to share with the public. The result was an interactive online map CWU Campus Sustainability Map that I created as a research project under the guidance of Dr. Sterling Quinn in the summer of 2018. You can click a feature on the map such as solar panels, energy-efficient buildings, xeriscaping, bus stops, etc. and see different options for learning about or promoting sustainability on campus. Working on the sustainability map was a new proc

My encounter with the University of Ghana YouthMappers and its journey so far

All too soon, it has been a year since I joined the University of Ghana YouthMappers (UGYM). Congratulations to me! I clearly remember that faithful day I was convinced beyond a reasonable doubt to join University of Ghana YouthMappers by Mr. Ebenezer Baidoo, the former chapter president. This occurred during one of the Geography and Resource Development Student Association week activities. I was fascinated by the extraordinary work UGYM were undertaking. I thought it wise to join because I love humanitarian work and the use of open source software to map areas and bring those areas to light globally. UGYM was the epitome of an opportunity for me to contribute to the development of Ghana and

#WhenWomenMap - International Women’s Day 2019

“When women map, they fill the gap”. Maps are fundamental in helping us understand the who, what, and where in an humanitarian crisis response. Too often, these issues disproportionately affect women, and women are unable to map them. The accessible nature of OpenStreetMap has allowed women to bridge this gap, or digital divide. Today, approximately 40% percent of YouthMappers are women, and an estimated 5% of OpenStreetMappers are women. Projects such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Women Connect Challenge and YouthMapper’s Let Girls Map Campaign are working to reduce the digital gender divide around the world. On Wednesday, March 6th, humanitarian organizations i

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