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Hello, my name is Chomba Chishala, I am a student doing Environmental Education at the University of Zambia. At the same time the president of the YouthMappers at the University of Zambia Chapter (YMUNZA) I came to know YouthMappers through Open Street Map Zambia (OSMZAMBIA) in February this year 2017 when OSMZAMBIA had a meeting in Lusaka’s Bongo Hive training center. From that meeting, I learnt how to use different tools when mapping including the importance of the maps and how maps can be used for humanitarian help.
As YouthMappers UNZA, we have been involved in different tasks or activities and some of the prominent tasks that we have been doing include the malaria elimination where we have been mapping buildings / houses to help people who are into spraying for malaria as well as distribution of mosquito net as well as mapping for urban and rural areas in Zambia.
Many communities especially in African countries remain underdeveloped due to geographical impediments such as Hills, Mountains and lack of information with regard to how they are distributed especially their location that act as a hindrance to people willing to help in case of an outbreak of a disease.
Thus mapping buildings, roads, and streams as well as showing their actual location and potentials has derived me to engage myself in mapping as many communities as possible for the betterment of most of the communities. ‘’I am a proud YouthMapper who is willing to make a change, just urging everyone out there to join us and make a difference.’’
“As YouthMappers UNZA, our vision is to cultivate a generation of young people to become leaders in creating resilient communities and empowering them to define their world by mapping it.”
Am glad to join the chapter just because i have many location to share with friends, family, so i welcome you to join the chapter, so that we can enjoy together and make effort to map the world and create both male and female mappers.
Am very happy to be the member of Youth Mappers becouse it help me to know many things about Maps also how to use MAPS.ME and OpenStreetMap. I encourage othoers to join in YouthMappers especial girls.
NAWAKARIBISHA SANA KATIKA CLABU YETU HII YA RAMANI, UTUSAIDIA SANA BILA KUBAGUA KUWA UMESOMA RAMANI AU HUJASOMA, INATUWEKA KARIBU WATU WA AINA ZOTE NA KUTUSAIDIA KUONGEZA MARAFIKI DUNIANI KOTE KULINGANA NA MAHITAJI YAKO KIUCHUMI, KIJAMII, KISIASA. KARIBUNI SANA.
The link below contains the activities that Good Mappers participated in to contribute to OpenStreetMap. http://mapuganda.org/recent-activities/how-youth-mappers-at-busitema-good-mappers-are-taking-osm-to-secondary-schools-in-eastern-uganda
It is a fun venture to teach what you love to do and what do you is a voluntary cause to human development and sustainability. Good Mappers Busitema engaged very well in what they do best and extended mapping skills to secondary school students especially girls at Tororo and also introduced it to new campus students in the university with an aim to grow the community in the university and at large of the youthmappers spread across the globe.
On 3rd July 2017 i joined the youth mappers chapter at IRDP and elected as a vice president of the chapter. The introduction of this chapter to our collage has made me realize how important it is to do mapping for risk areas and allocating various social service thus becoming easier for aid provision and security as well as other communal services. GIS and mapping are my core interests therefore joining this chapter will bring me great experience and influence to these two media.
Il 20 novembre 2017 entra in vigore la #legge Regionale contro la ludopatia.
##Art. 5. (Collocazione degli apparecchi per il gioco lecito) 1. Per tutelare determinate categorie di soggetti maggiormente vulnerabili e per prevenire il disturbo da gioco, è vietata la collocazione di apparecchi per il gioco di cui all'articolo 110, commi 6 e 7 del r.d. 773/1931 in locali che si trovano ad una distanza, misurata in base al percorso pedonale più breve, inferiore a trecento metri per i comuni con popolazione fino a cinquemila abitanti e inferiore a cinquecento metri per i comuni con popolazione superiore a cinquemila abitanti da: a) istituti scolastici di ogni ordine e grado; b) centri di formazione per giovani e adulti; c) luoghi di culto; d) impianti sportivi; e) ospedali, strutture residenziali o semiresidenziali operanti in ambito sanitario o socio-sanitario; f) strutture ricettive per categorie protette, luoghi di aggregazione giovanile ed oratori; g) istituti di credito e sportelli bancomat; h) esercizi di compravendita di oggetti preziosi ed oro usati; i) movicentro e stazioni ferroviarie.
- I comuni possono individuare altri luoghi sensibili in cui si applicano le disposizioni di cui al comma 1 , tenuto conto dell'impatto degli insediamenti sul contesto e sulla sicurezza urbana, nonché dei problemi connessi con la viabilità, l'inquinamento acustico ed il disturbo della quiete pubblica.
per individuare le aree entro le quali le macchinette non possono essere presenti è stato adottato un approccio spannometrico. È stato assunto che i 500m debbano essere percorsi dal centro degli edifici sensibili approssimando quindi ad un punto la grandezza degli edifici ed è stato utilizzato un cerchio di raggio 500m visto che non sappiamo l'ubicazione precisa delle entrate da cui dovrebbe essere valutata la distanza di 500m.
È stato eseguito il download del database OSM dell'area di Novara e provincia e sono state selezionate dal livello "multipolygons" alcune feature con i codice:
"building" = 'school' OR "building" = 'church' OR "building" = 'hospital' OR "amenity" = 'college' OR "amenity" = 'school' OR "amenity" = 'place_of_worship' OR "amenity" = 'hospital' OR "amenity" = 'kindergarten' OR "leisure" = 'sports_centre' OR "leisure" = 'pitch'
mentre per il layer "points" è stato usato un codice che possa cercare nel campo "other" le parole chiave
"other_tags" ILIKE '%bank%' OR "other_tags" ILIKE '%post_office%' OR “shop” ILIKE ‘%jewelry%’
dei poligoni sono stati individuati i centroidi e insieme ai punti è stato elaborato un buffer con raggio di 500m ed ecco il risultato:
I joined the Youth Mapper Chapter on 3rd July 2017. I became very interested with joining the chapter since i need to acquire more skills with mapping and GIS at large also i joined the chapter because i was interested in doing volunteering work of mapping areas that can be use to reach with fast aid to the people. Apart from joining the youth mapper chapter i appreciate the network that is going on between the youth mappers allover the world also i was great full for the seminar that was held at our university Mipango Dodoma that was conducted by Benedicto via him a lot of experience i acquired .
I started volunteering mapping once i attended in one of the seminars about mapping in our college and i was so excited in continue to do mapping. So from there i attended the coming mapping events. It is enjoyable for sure because we are there youth doing mapping, gain knowledge about mapping, gain leadership experience, having funny with others youth.
I volunteer in Youth mapping, and i have gained knowledge about GIS and also gain an experience in mapping as i involved in different workshops and training. I like to do mapping because it helps us to get the data about the certain area. Also mapping it brings youths together and enjoy mapping.
As a volunteer through Youth Mapping, I have engaged and experienced a lot of interesting projects, mapathons, workshops and training. Started with a HOT Project for mapping for malaria elimination in Zimbabwe Southern Province and Zambia. Ignoring the inconsistency in my diligence, I still manged to deliver awesome and come up as one the good mappers on the project with an appreciation from HOT. A lot of projects followed for which my contribution was mainly remote inclusive the project for response to refugee crisis in Northern Uganda through a number of mapathons, use of some tasks to train on the other members interested in the realm of mapping. Many more project tasks including #Hurricane Irma, #Kasese Floods and a lot not mentioned. And now we have embarked on the #Saving Mothers giving birth in Kyenjojo, Uganda. However, with all these projects and training conducted, JOSM has emerged my best platform for savoring the mapping moment.
Adding a missing map to OSM.
This week (20th-25th/ November) decided to add a missing area on to the OpenStreetMap, and I zeroed down to a village located north of Busitema University hidden by the Busitema Forest.
This village is called Habuleke and visited it once during the Mapillary Challenge in May 2017.
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Organized a mapathon where female student mappers came together to make a difference in their country, and the world at large through their mapping efforts handling a task that focused on Siaya County, a region that borders Lake Victoria. The exercise mapped buildings and roads for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs. The long-term impact that the exercise would provide necessary data to the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program to find and help those suffering from HIV/AIDS. The initiative would be able to identify the location of communities and how they are connected by roads to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services in the area. By understanding the program coverage, the initiative is in a better position to optimize their supply chain logistics, which in effect, would help them meet their mandate.
This involved the mapping of roads and buildings in the Mara River Basin, based on satellite images, on OpenStreetMap. The maps produced during the Mapathon, are to be combined with knowledge, tools, and data from the MaMaSe program and Ground Truth 2.0 thus improving Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mara River Basin and prevent famine in the future.
Blog post: https://geosymp.com/mara-mapping-party/
I became involved with mapping as I attended one of the seminars that was conducted at IRDP in August 2017 where I learned how to use maps me and open street map as at first I was interested on mapping through my G.I.S studies that made it more interesting for me and Also am interested on mapping as its I want to make the world a better place through mapping I believe all will be possible as mapping helps in addressing several development issue and through mapping development can be archived.
I joined HOT as a volunteer to Ramani Huria project 1.0 when I was a fourth year student at Ardhi University in 2015. I got an opportunity to learn data collection by GPS, JOSM and producing maps by using QGIS software. Later, I became one of the mapping supervisors and I regularly transferred mapping knowledge to university students and community members.There are details of this project here http://ramanihuria.org/ Am currently in charge of the data cleaning team in Ramani Huria 2.0. I attend mapping parties and am looking forward to attend State of Map Africa that will be held in December this year at Dar es Salaam. HOT is an organization that supports community mapping projects around the world and assists people to create their own maps for socio-economic development and disaster preparedness and I real want to support it in any way I can. I would like to participate in other community mapping projects in other regions apart from Dar es Salaam. I see a challenge of little knowledge on the uses of maps in solving socio-economic problems and I am ready to participate in creating awareness.
It is my group that inspired me to join the OSM team, The group is found at University of Dar es Salaam So me as a part of a big OSM team up to now i would like to engage more and more in mapping activities as the part of solving problems, I have participated in many mapping events with Dar Ramani Huria and so on, it was wonderful moments to meet wit other mappers from different teams, exchanging ideas, enjoying etc., and hence mapping became my favorite task .
Shout out to my best Mapping Motivator Mr. Innocent Maholi
Me as youthmapper I became interested and involved in mapping activies so that i can help HOT as volunteer to map the remote area and to elaborate the problem our sociery is facing in our days. As I am a Rwandan YouthMappers leader, and as a whole team, we expected to carry out the Rwanda Refugee Camps mapping project so that we can help the government of Rwanda to ensure the security and basic services to the refugees and to help UNCHR to provide their services to the target population in easy way. We are working hard with HOT so that we can achieve on our target. however we are still little, we are working too hard as committed mappers and kind volunteers.
I thought about carrying this project with referring to the experience i have got from the Uganda refugee camps mapping project that i have participated in with Mr. Deogratius kiggudde where i have mapped more tasks like: #hotosm-project-3346 #mapgive #MissingMaps #3346 - Adjumani District Part 1 (Task #126) #3346 - Adjumani District Part 1 Task #223 #3346 - Adjumani District Part 1 Task #224 #3346 - Adjumani District Part 1 Task #52 #3346 - Adjumani District Part 1 Task #152 #3346 - Adjumani District Part 1 Task #153 #3346 - Adjumani District Part 1 Task #127 #3346 - Adjumani District Part 1 Task #202
The club in the institute of rural development planning has managed to open up new doors in my life,and inspite of that it has help me get answers of so many unknown questions in my head.
Thus i will be looking forward to participate effectively and efficiently, so as i can gain more knowledge and skills to be able to stand and influence others on the importance of mapping in their community.