Get excited for OSM GeoWeek 2017- Help us break a mapathon record!

Posted by:
Rachel VanNice
Date posted:
Oct, 25 2017

During the second week in November, individuals around the world will celebrate the fourth annual Geography Awareness Week (OSM GeoWeek) and you can be a part of it! This week calls on teachers, students, community groups, governments, private sector, map lovers, and motivated individuals around the world to come together to celebrate geography and make maps with OpenStreetMap, the free and openly editable map of the world.

 

Many organizations are partnering with HOT for OSM GeoWeek 2017 including Missing Maps, the U.S. State Department (MapGive), USAID (YouthMappers), National Geographic, and the World Bank’s GFDRR. OSM GeoWeek presents a great opportunity for HOT community members to come together and map to reduce disaster risks and address public health crises. We have selected three primary projects to focus on this week: Crowd2Map Tanzania, PEPFAR Kenya, and PEPFAR Tanzania. Represent your school, community, or workplace by hosting a mapathon!

 

If you have ever thought it might be fun to get together with co-workers, friends, students and/or strangers to share your enthusiasm for the power of maps, and make a difference while doing it, OSM GeoWeek is the perfect time. Events can be of any size, as small as 10 people and as large as a 150 people. Anyone can do it, and we have all the materials to help you host your mapathon (and to learn how to map). Registering an event is easy, just fill out this Google form, and your event will be registered on http://osmgeoweek.org/.

 

If you’re unable to host an event of your own, consider attending one of the preexisting events. Check out the OSM GeoWeek website to browse the planned events and find one near you. Volunteers are always eager to meet new members of the OSM community! During the second week in November, individuals around the world will celebrate the fourth annual Geography Awareness Week (OSM GeoWeek) and you can be a part of it! This week calls on teachers, students, community groups, governments, private sector, map lovers, and motivated individuals around the world to come together to celebrate geography and make maps with OpenStreetMap, the free and openly editable map of the world.

 

Many organizations are partnering with HOT for OSM GeoWeek 2017 including Missing Maps, the U.S. State Department (MapGive), USAID (YouthMappers), National Geographic, and the World Bank’s GFDRR. OSM GeoWeek presents a great opportunity for HOT community members to come together and map to reduce disaster risks and address public health crises. We have selected three primary projects to focus on this week: Crowd2Map Tanzania, PEPFAR Kenya, and PEPFAR Tanzania. Represent your school, community, or workplace by hosting a mapathon!

 

If you have ever thought it might be fun to get together with co-workers, friends, students and/or strangers to share your enthusiasm for the power of maps, and make a difference while doing it, OSM GeoWeek is the perfect time. Events can be of any size, as small as 10 people and as large as a 150 people. Anyone can do it, and we have all the materials to help you host your mapathon (and to learn how to map). Registering an event is easy, just fill out this Google form, and your event will be registered on http://osmgeoweek.org/.

 

If you’re unable to host an event of your own, consider attending one of the preexisting events. Check out the OSM GeoWeek website to browse the planned events and find one near you. Volunteers are always eager to meet new members of the OSM community! This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the many ongoing projects, and we cannot wait to see the results of this many simultaneous mapping events.

 

We are hoping to hit 200 mapathons this week--and want yours to be one of them!