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...

December 30, 2016

It is becoming clear that open source data, specifically OpenStreetMap, is an important tool in our progressively linked world. In the past, geo-technology was (and still can be) be expensive, exclusive, and often only utilized by professionals or academics. However, m...

December 21, 2016

Hello everyone! My name is John Todd, I’m a senior at West Virginia University studying Geography anf International Relations and I have been working as an intern with USAID over the past semester. I have been involved with my university’s YouthMappers chapter for two...

December 8, 2016

Hello Everybody!

My name is Aaron Arrington and I am a sophomore at West Virginia University. I am planning to major in Geography with an emphasis in GIS and having a minor in Communication Studies. I am currently in my first virtual internship with the USAID Geocenter,...

October 28, 2016

Members from Maptime Morgantown and California University of Pennsylvania’s YouthMappers got together for a mapathon at WVU’s Campus on September 23. This experience helped introduce the YouthMappers initiative to the students from Cal U and also helped to visualize ho...

August 25, 2016

Six months ago, I helped to create one of the founding chapters of the YouthMappers network, with the mission of identifying and developing mappers who are inspired to create resilient communities with web based open geospatial technologies. My name is Randy Peck. As a...

August 20, 2016

Hi! My name is Elizabeata Lienhard. I am an upcoming senior at West Virginia University. I am a double major in Geography with an emphasis on GIS and French. I am the president of Maptime Morgantown and WVU’s Geography Honor Society. I am interested in database managem...

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 sev...

"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,...

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