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 development challenges in the mo...

December 6, 2016

The cost of mapping is increasing.  This includes the fact that private companies like Google Maps and Bing Maps are capitalizing on this fact and making huge profits from the world of geotechnology.

Every time I tell someone about OpenStreetMap, they inevitably ask "Why not use Google Maps?"

From a p...

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.

My name...

August 3, 2016

As a part of the YouthMappers GeoCenter Virtual Internship this summer I was exposed to a variety of new technologies that have opened the door to the OpenSource world. During my time as an undergrad in Geography with a minor in Geospatial Technology, I became comfortable with a variety of GIS and r...

July 20, 2016

       My name is Jin Lee and I am from Mason Mappers from George Mason University. 

Jin Lee, a student from George Mason University, and Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs 

       I volunteered at the 2nd Annual White House Mapathon to cel...

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