OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a free and open online map, constructed through crowd-sourced volunteer contributions. Anyone can add to it, anyone can edit it, and anyone can use the data. Marginalized communities worldwide can put themselves on the map. However, it does depend on contributing users having...

As a graduate student in the City and Regional Planning program at Clemson University, I was introduced to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) through a course in my first year. It made me aware that geography and its new technologies are critical components in the global infrastructure, in univers...

Expansion and presence of the YouthMappers network has recorded a precedent increase on OpenStreetMap edits. With more than 15 million map changes from over 4,100 mappers within two years on various projects, in different sectors ranging from Agriculture, Health, Social Vices, disaster, etc, of whic...

The majority of the Kenyan population is made up of 45% of young people. However, almost half of new HIV/AIDS infections are among adolescents and young people and one in every two infections is a youth.

Education is a factor of change in peoples’ lives and every child has the right to a safe,...

Hello, my name is Naa Dedei Tagoe, a Geomatics Engineer by profession and a Lecturer at the University of Mines and Technology in Ghana, where I mentor and advise the UMaT YouthMappers chapter. This summer, I had a unique opportunity to participate in the Young African Leaders Initiative's (YALI)


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