On July 25th Uganda’s Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team and YouthMappers in Uganda completed a week-long pre-assessment trip in Karamoja. The effort mobilized local youth to gather much needed data on the under-mapped region of Karamoja.  Despite a high concentration of aid flowing to the area and a r...

September 15, 2016

The University of Cape Coast in Ghana was the very first inaugural chapter of the YouthMappers network. Their enthusiasm to take their GIS skills into the world of open mapping culminated this month in a 2-day training programme on campus that leveraged the Tasking Manager of TeachOSM.  This platfor...

September 9, 2016

Nowadays I definitely do not think of myself only as a citizen of Bangladesh but also as a citizen of across the world. I am a valuable citizen for the humanitarian small world where correct data support is a dire need for aid and humanitarian works that may save thousands of lives. I haven’t travel...

Three dozen students across five universities in Colombia joined forces to map tertiary roads in their country.  It was a friendly competition, where winning teams received mapping tools and the top two mappers earned a trip to a project site for more training in field mapping. 


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September 1, 2016

The world is not as big as I once thought it was. What is officially known as the distance decay effect, has made Africa right around the corner from my High School in Plano Texas. This phenomenon can be credited to the widespread innovation of open GIS software, and the YouthMappers program.

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