February 10, 2017

Youthmappers capacity building in Uganda: just a beginning, from an end.

Over the last seven months, there has been an addition of five new chapters to the Global YouthMappers network! With their respective names:

Good Mappers - Busitema University

Mappers for life - Uganda Christian University in...

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...

On July 25th Uganda’s Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team and YouthMappers in Uganda completed a week-long pre-assessment trip in Karamoja. The effort mobilized local youth to gather much needed data on the under-mapped region of Karamoja.  Despite a high concentration of aid flowing to the area and a r...

September 9, 2016

Nowadays I definitely do not think of myself only as a citizen of Bangladesh but also as a citizen of across the world. I am a valuable citizen for the humanitarian small world where correct data support is a dire need for aid and humanitarian works that may save thousands of lives. I haven’t travel...

May 16, 2016

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit Ecuador on April 16, and the open mapping community responded.  The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, or HOT, coordinated a global effort of volunteers to rapidly digitize satellite imagery to provide much needed maps and data to support humanitarian organizations d...

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