How does it feel when you know you are one of the few who are attending a mapping conference in Nepal without GIS background? It makes you feel uncomfortable realizing many participants have long lists of academic and working experience in OSM and GIS! It really does....

June 5, 2017

There are only a few more rewarding experiences than traveling and making new friends and this was proven for the first YouthMappers Leadership Fellows workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal.

80 students from around the world applied late 2016 to become leadership fellows respond...

KATHMANDU, NEPAL; WASHINGTON, DC — More than ten million changes have been made recently to the world’s free, editable public map, OpenStreetMap, by YouthMappers, a network of university students who have united to create and use open spatial data to directly address d...

June 30, 2016

We are excited to present our first guest blogger! We encourage students to submit their blog ideas here.

Thomas Larsen

PhD Student of Geography, Kansas State University

President of the GTU Beta Psi, an affiliated chapter of Youth Mappers

Four Years.  After four years (1...

"We don't just build maps. We build mappers." That's the tagline for Youth Mappers, a new global network of university students making maps that support international development projects that range from disaster to poverty relief.

 

Youth Mappers was formed under the au...

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 OpenStre...

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