Uganda has one of the biggest numbers of YouthMappers chapters per country. A majority of these are located in Eastern Uganda (Busia, Mbale, and Kumi), the other two are dispersed in Kampala and Gulu.

Some of the Inaugural chapters established in 2016 (Yellow star), New...

In actual sense, the world has realized the danger of relegating women and the girl child, so I for one appreciate this chapter, LionMappersTeam-Enugu Campus, for the opportunity to create a platform where girls will be ready to contribute to a global mapping and human...

The State of the Map US conference which was held in Boulder, Colorado, was the 7th of its kind with very many people coming in from different parts of the world to share their work using OpenStreetMap (OSM). The three day conference was held from the 20th October 2017...

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Over the past twenty years the world has seen an explosion of computing technology that is influencing the daily aspects of modern life. In that time, the use of GIS, GPS, Navigation software, and smartphone usage has climbed exponentially throughout the wo...

A couple weeks ago, the geography department at the George Washington University organized the annual fieldwork trip to Mason Neck State Park in Virginia. Professor Lisa Benton-Short and Professor Joseph Dymond took 30 senior students from in the GWU geography program...

Global Positioning Systems, or GPS technology, as we know it is still in its infancy. Even though we have GPS systems in our smart phones and can access maps within seconds this is only a taste of what GPS has to offer, especially to the public. Global Positioning Syst...

This past Thursday (Nov 16), over 25 spirited students and faculty gathered at the beautiful, new Downtown Campus at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, New York for our second annual Mapathon! We were joined by 3 enthusiastic YouthMappers from SUNY Geneseo’s...

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