Far from home, but want to map your community? On October 14th, as part of Global Diaspora Week 2015, staff from the Peace Corps and State Department discussed their initiatives on Open Mapping, and their engagement with OpenStreetMap.
MapGive is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Humanitarian Information Unit, that makes it easy for new volunteers to learn to map and get involved in online tasks.
OpenStreetMap is a free and editable map of the world that is widely used for development and humanitarian applications. In addition to providing an overview, the discussion focused on the unique role diaspora members can play in adding local knowledge, to improve the quality of the map in their home countries and communities.
For the live workshop we had 15 people show up, so we wanted to record it and post it here in case you missed it.
OpenSteetMap is an open, free, and editable map of the world, widely used in humanitarian and development initiatives.