December 30, 2016

It is becoming clear that open source data, specifically OpenStreetMap, is an important tool in our progressively linked world. In the past, geo-technology was (and still can be) be expensive, exclusive, and often only utilized by professionals or academics. However, mapping tools like OpenStreetMap...

December 27, 2016

YouthMappers introduced me to a new form of mapping which was hassle free. Nothing is more exciting than to be able to overcome a complex task with ease and still be able to contribute to meaningful solutions. JOSM was like my ice cream that did not require me to share with anyone for a couple of ho...

December 21, 2016

Hello everyone! My name is John Todd, I’m a senior at West Virginia University studying Geography anf International Relations and I have been working as an intern with USAID over the past semester. I have been involved with my university’s YouthMappers chapter for two years and have found my experie...

December 8, 2016

Hello Everybody!

My name is Aaron Arrington and I am a sophomore at West Virginia University. I am planning to major in Geography with an emphasis in GIS and having a minor in Communication Studies. I am currently in my first virtual internship with the USAID Geocenter, a Co-Chairman of a mapping tea...

December 6, 2016

The cost of mapping is increasing.  This includes the fact that private companies like Google Maps and Bing Maps are capitalizing on this fact and making huge profits from the world of geotechnology.

Every time I tell someone about OpenStreetMap, they inevitably ask "Why not use Google Maps?"

From a p...

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