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Earthquakes and the Energy it Could Disrupt

From June 2018 to June 2019 the state of Oklahoma has experienced 373 earthquakes. To someone from a place like California or Indonesia this still seems like a lot. To put this in perspective, 10 years ago from June 2008 to June 2009 Oklahoma experienced 17 earthquakes. This is almost 22 times the number of earthquakes in just one decade. Not only has the frequency of the quakes increased over the last decade the severity of them has increased. From 2008 to 2009 the quakes ranged from 2.5 to 3.7. In the year of 2018 to 2019 have ranged from 2.5 all the way up to 4.4. The following image shows all the seismic activity from June 2018 to June 2019 in the state of Oklahoma. ("U.S. Geological Sur

Community Flood Mapping Activity in Bwaise and Kalerwe, Uganda

On the 26th of July, 2019, a team of YouthMappers from the Makerere University chapter, GeoYouthMappers, took part in a community flood vulnerability mapping activity in Kalerwe and Bwaise slums in Kawempe division in Kampala. This was based on the initiative of Dr. Henry Bulley, a Professor of Geography and GIScience at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, and coordinated by a YouthMappers Regional Ambassador, Ingrid Martha Kintu, with support from the Uganda Red Cross team. Dr. Bulley was in Kampala as part of a Carnegie Africa Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) sponsored travel on a project aimed at Addressing Perennial Flooding in Ghana and Uganda by har

My Experience Joining the YouthMapper’s Validation Hub

My name is Grace Donovan and I am about to start my junior year at the George Washington University where I study Environmental Studies, Sustainability, and Geographic Information Systems. I will be starting the position of training coordinator for GW’s Humanitarian Mapping Society in the fall and am a current participant in the YouthMappers virtual summer internship program. These past few months I have been a part of YouthMapper’s new validation hub. The validation hub is composed of a small group of students from George Washington University who are paid validators. The purpose of this hub is to push forward an effort to validate old YouthMapper’s projects that have been completely mapped

Rapport d’activité from YouthMappers UAO

On Tuesday, August 06, 2019, the inaugural ceremony of YouthMappers UAO activities were held at the second campus of Alassane Ouattara University at the American Corner in Bouaké, Ivory Coast. It started at 09h45minutes in the presence of 25 participants. The ceremony began with the presentation on the YouthMappers community. Then a presentation was made on open geographic data extraction techniques for academics and finally a presentation of the OSM Tracker application. With regard to the presentation of the UAO YouthMappers community, Mr. ADINGRA Pacôme, initiator and president of the chapter YouthMappers CURAT in Abidjan and 2019 YouthMappers Leadership Fellow, highlighted the community's

Resilience of Vulnerable Groups in Tarkwa Mining Community

My name is Rubainatu Chalpang Adam, a YouthMappers Research Fellow from Ghana and my project is on the Effects of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining on Women and Children in Tarkwa Mining Community. My team of volunteers (UMaT YouthMappers) and I made a journey visiting areas where mining(both legal and illegal) and other mining related activities were taking place for our community engagement and field data collection. We were able to collect responses for our questionnaires from volunteers using Kobo Toolbox. Some of the workers at the various mine sites had reservations about speaking to the team because of past experiences with researchers and regulations on small-scale mines by the Govern

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