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, mapping tools like OpenStreetMap...

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, a Co-Chairman of a mapping tea...

November 23, 2016

Unlike today, logistics was historically one of the main hindrances to carrying out successful mapping exercises. The twenty first century has seen great advancement in mapping through the use of GIS and Remote Sensing.

I am Ebenezer Boateng, a level 400 B.Sc.  Geography student of the Department of...

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...

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