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...


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 Tech University, I would answer...

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, technology, engineering, mathematics) m...

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...

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 didn’t even know what OpenStreetM...

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