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...


Is it possible to offer truly meaningful global learning experiences through a technical mapping course? Is it reasonable to think we might help build a socially engaged citizenry while we teach and learn about technology?

As the spring semester wraps up at Texas...

November 14, 2016

At first thought it doesn’t seem as though the renewable industry and open source data don’t have much in common. However open source data is vastly important to the renewable energy industry in many ways. I think for undergraduate students in a STEM (science, technolo...

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 thous...

July 28, 2016

It’s funny how sometimes-unexpected opportunities arise. You never plan on becoming involved in something, and then all of the sudden you’re thrust into the center of it. This was sort of the case for how I became involved with YouthMappers. Before January (2016), I di...

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...

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 suppo...

"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...

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,...

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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