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  • Carla Wheeler, ArcWatch Editor

Students featured in ArcWatch

"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 auspices of the new Mapping for Resilience University Consortium, the founding members being Texas Tech University (TTU); George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, DC; and West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, West Virginia. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a US government agency that works to end global poverty and foster democratic societies, awarded a $1 million grant to the consortium in late 2015. The agency, through its GeoCenter, directs which mapping projects the students work on according to its priorities.

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