September 1, 2016

The world is not as big as I once thought it was. What is officially known as the distance decay effect, has made Africa right around the corner from my High School in Plano Texas. This phenomenon can be credited to the widespread innovation of open GIS software, and the YouthMappers program.

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July 16, 2016

On July 7th, myself and dozens of other people from all different backgrounds, came together to bring notice to parts of the world that many people never get to see. A combination of students, leaders of government and YouthMappers members were mixed together among several tables all across the conf...

June 22, 2016

While YouthMappers is a network of university students, we are also keen on reaching out to secondary schools to reinforce pathways leading to higher education, including fields that contribute to open mapping for resilience.  Participating in geospatial mapping tasks and learning about geography is...

April 1, 2016

For what may be the greatest number of university sites connected remotely and simultaneously in the US for a mapathon, five universities, chapters of YouthMappers, joined up on April 1st, 2016 in San Fransisco, Washington, DC, Morgantown, West Virginia, Lubbock Texas, and Orlando, Florida.

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March 30, 2016

Hundreds of individuals, both in person and remotely, contributed time and effort to the mapathon at the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco!   


Over the three-day event, more than 17,000 buildings and 5,000 km of roads were added to OpenStreetMap for projects on Secondary...

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