All the way from Kenya, the Association of Geomatics Engineering Students (AGES), a student group with the mandate to grow skills, encourage teamwork, and expand the network of its members, has affiliated with the YouthMappers global network. The association sought this affiliation because our goals are aligned towards making geospatial data open source and developing the influence of student-led mapping efforts.
We are looking forward to develop this interest further as a step towards cultivating more student mappers with a passion to create open data. Becoming an affiliate of the YouthMappers global network welcomes us to a world of diverse opportunity. The program will further the skills of our members in making map edits, encourage teamwork as well as increase their network base.
We are working on a structured student membership, plan to organize mapping events (“mapathons”), and expect to hold in-country benchmarks with other chapters are already underway.
Let the mapping begin!