November 30, 2016

Asian University for Women, situated at Chittagong in Bangladesh, is the first and so far only all women's university chapter of YouthMappers. AUW is an international university. This university and Texas Tech University, USA organized a training and mapathon on OpenSt...

A hop, a skip and a jump!

YouthMappers from Malawi and South Africa were fortunate enough to partake in the first International Joint Youth Mappers training in late October 2016, and what a success it was.

On the 31st of October, we made the short journey from the Univer...

November 23, 2016

Unlike today, logistics was historically one of the main hindrances to carrying out successful mapping exercises. The twenty first century has seen great advancement in mapping through the use of GIS and Remote Sensing.

I am Ebenezer Boateng, a level 400 B.Sc.  Geograph...

November 18, 2016

Having used other mapping applications with its rigours license requirement, the open street mapping on the other hand has afforded me the ability to create a map of my world using points, lines and polygons.

Of course, mapping in Openstreetmapping using Editor ID or JO...

November 16, 2016

Disasters have increased in the recent past and the frequency and their magnitude have also increased.  Result from such occurrences has great consequences especially on the affected community. Humanitarian organizations are the first point of call when such disaster o...

November 16, 2016

Humanitarian work has always been a field of interest to me. The desire to reach out to the less privileged in my community and beyond, through the combating of extreme poverty, malaria and other deadly diseases, providing relief services to disaster victims, is an are...

November 14, 2016

At first thought it doesn’t seem as though the renewable industry and open source data don’t have much in common. However open source data is vastly important to the renewable energy industry in many ways. I think for undergraduate students in a STEM (science, technolo...

November 13, 2016


YouthMappers Dhaka College chapter is a very active chapter. Every month it arranges a mapathon and monthly meeting to share each others' opinions, work progress, experiences, problems and solving by teamwork.

I am Ataur Rahman Shaheen, student of Hon's 3rd year o...

It was a beginning full of expectations. On August 26th, Universidad de Antioquia of Colombia became part of YouthMappers through the participation in the mapathon of tertiary roads of Santander department. Without having more information about OSM and its tools, as we...

When we ponder upon Alaska, most people’s minds immediately go to the United States of America’s largest state. That Alaska state consists of lush green fields at the feet of white, snowy mountains. However, in South Africa, Alaska refers to a dry, dusty area at the fo...

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