This summer, along with other students and volunteers, I joined an Arizona State University (ASU) design instructor and certified drone pilot on a course designed to qualify individuals to become UAV pilots for commercial purposes. I specify “commercial purposes” because unlike recreational use of d...

Hard work they say pays. Being invited by the MEL Manager of SERVIR West Africa, Mr. Moussa Sayo Issoufou to participate in the SERVIR West Africa (WA) workshop was a great pleasure. I was thrilled when I received the invitation after we met at the Africa Geospatial data and Internet Conference 2019...

On Friday, October 25th, the YouthMappers (YM) Validation Hub hosted a validation party at the Spatial Analysis Lab on the George Washington University (GW) campus. Students, faculty, and professionals attended the event and were taught about the importance of data quality, the validation process us...

Wow! We are still in awe that we got to be a part of the HOT Summit 2019. Through this blog, we, a group of YouthMappers, present to you a tale of that unforgettable and wonderful event. Even though the amazing geospatial conference has ended, the memories are still alive. The HOT Summit is a confer...

For the common folk, questions may arise as to why people who depend on maps use varying platforms to explore geographic locations. Why use Google Maps, for instance, when looking for the best sushi restaurant, the closest Uniqlo store? Why not use crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap? Or what about ArcGIS?...

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