My last diary entry, which linked to some initial results from the survey, generated a comment about different contributors undertaking different types of mapping activities and the impact this could have on the data produced. The content of my most recent conference presentation with Peter Mooney at AGILE 18 in Sweden, discussed exactly this.
The results of this particular analysis showed that although women are more likely to be engaged in mapping for humanitarian purposes (i.e. HOTOSM), the prescriptive nature of these tasks mask the natural mapping behaviours and interests of those that complete them, i.e. many women.
Please see below for links to both the paper and powerpoint presentations.