Announcing the 2018 YouthMappers Chapter Awards!

February 20, 2018

On behalf of the YouthMappers steering committee, we are pleased to announce the 2018 YouthMappers Chapter Awards! We selected a number of chapter groups for special recognition for their inspiring accomplishments over the past year from information submitted in annual chapter reports, and from our knowledge of these outstanding student-led and organized activities. 

 

2018 Women's Participation Award

For engaging through leadership and membership of a majority of female student mappers into their YouthMappers chapter, enriching the network and program activities, and carrying out a vision for an inclusive community that defines our world by mapping it.

 

All Over the Map! at William and Mary, College of William and Mary, USA

CalU PA GIS Club, California University of Pennsylvania, USA

Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Chanco Malawi Youth Mappers, University of Malawi, Malawi

Clemson Mappers, Clemson University, USA

Geography Graduate Student Association, University of South Carolina, USA

GeoMC, Montgomery College, USA

GeoVenturers, State University of New York, Fredonia, USA

Jovenes Mapeadores, Universidad de Panamá, Panamá

Kenyatta University Geographical Information System Club, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Mapping Society at Cornell University, Cornell University, USA

NYU mHealth Initiative - Mapping Corps, New York University USA

OMG McGill: A Member of the McGill Undergraduate Geography Society, McGill University, Canada

SC Mappers, University of Southern California, USA

Society of Geography Students, University of Victoria, Canada

SUNY Geneseo GIS Association, State University of New York, Geneseo, USA

YEKA STREET MGA, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Nicaragua

YouthMappers at Bogota, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia

YouthMappers at Eastern University, Eastern University, Bangladesh

YouthMappers at RUET, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh

YouthMappers at University of Dar es Salaam, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

YouthMappers Unza, The University of Zambia, Zambia

University of Warwick Resilience Mapping Society, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

 

 

YouthMappers Metrics Award 

Awarded to YouthMappers chapters in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda

for consistently ranking high in productivity in 2017


ABU Geomappers, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria

Association of Geomatics Engineering Students, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

CSGU MAPPERS, Gulu University, Uganda
Geographical Information System Club, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Geospatial Engineering Students Association, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Geography Students Association of Moi University, Moi University, Kenya

Geo YouthMappers, Malerere University, Uganda

GDEV, DEDAN KIMATHI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Kenya
Good Mappers, Busitema University Main-Campus, Uganda
HiTech Youth Mappers, Uganda Pentecostal University, Uganda
LionMappersTeam(LMT)Enugu Campus, University of Nigeria - Enugu Campus, Nigeria

LionMappersTeam(LMT)Nsukka, University of Nigeria - Nsukka, Nigeria

Kumi University Ever-Last YouthMappers, Kumi Univeristy, Uganda

Mappers for Life, Uganda Christian University, Mbale University College, Uganda

MUST Street Mappers, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
OyoMappersTeam (OMT) Oyo, Federal School of Surveys, Nigeria
UCC Geographical Society, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
UMaT YouthMappers, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana

UniqueMappersTeam (UMT) Port Harcourt, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

University of Ghana YouthMappers, University of Ghana, Ghana

Youthmappers at FUTA, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

 

2018 Most Active YouthMappers Chapters

Recognition for organizing YouthMappers activities and collaborative mapping projects at the local, regional, and international level

 

ABU Geomappers, Ahmadu Bello University

Association of Geomatics Engineering Students, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Geo YouthMappers, Makerere University, Uganda

Geomatics Engineering Students' Association of Nepal, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

GDEV, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya

Jovenes Mapeadores, Universidad de Panama, Panama

PoliMappers, Politenico Di Milano, Italy

Student's Geographical Association-Youth Mappers, Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone

UCC Geographical Society, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

YEKA STREET MGA, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Nicaragua

YouthMappers at AUW, Asian University for Women, Bangladesh

 

2018 Most Active New Chapter 

OMG McGill, McGill University, Canada - for organizing mapathons within weeks of joining the YouthMappers network and contributing extensively to the Building Canada 2020 mapping initiative

 

2018 Chapter Inspiration Award 

UPR YouthMappers, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico  for inspiring numerous mapathons after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico in November 2017

 

2018 YouthMappers Faculty Advisor Award

For offering the highest level of support to YouthMappers chapters, facilitating learning opportunities, and going above and beyond their duty to advise and mentor.
 

James Eshun - faculty advisor to UCC Geographical Society, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Maria Brovelli, faculty advisor to PoliMappers, Politenico Di Milano, Italy

 

2018 YouthMappers Host Institution

For hosting the YouthMappers Leadership Workshop and State of the Map Asia

 

Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL) Kathmandu, Nepal

 

2018 Best YouthMappers blogs 

Mapping bridges the gap

Laura Mugeha, Association of Geomatics Engineering Students, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

 

Gathering of Young Minds Under the Rooftop of YouthMappers 

Maliha Binte Mohiuddin, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Raising Leaders, Building Mappers, Creating Resilience: The Kathmandu Experience

Bert Manieson, UCC Geographical Society, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

 

Best Alumni Blog

State of the Map Asia: Dreams and Future Promises, Saurav Gautam, Nepal

 

Best Advisor Blog

My Mandela Washington Experience 

Dr. Naa Dedei Tagoe, UMaT YouthMappers, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana

 

2018 National Collaboration Award

Most active chapters at the national level: YouthMappers chapters in Uganda

 

CSGU Mappers, Gulu Unversity

Everlast Mappers, Kumi University

Geomappers, Makerere University

Good Mappers, Busitema University

HiTech YouthMappers, Uganda Pentecostal University

Mappers for life, Uganda Christian University in Mbale

MUST Street Mappers, Mbarara University of Science and Technology

 

Award for Blog Posts with highest social media reach

1st place 1,621 views - PoliMappers at Maptime Milan published on April 12, 2017

Candan Eylül Kilsedar, PoliMappers, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

 

2nd place 1,493 views - Capitalizing on Maps to Achieve SDG Goals in Africa published on September 27, 2017

Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah, Youthmappers at FUTA, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

 

 

Special Thank You to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT), our organizational partner for supporting YouthMappers and Digital Globe for donating imagery to YouthMappers chapters in 2017

 

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