UNGSC-Michael Montani

Mapper since:
January 02, 2020

Nice to meet you!

I’m Michael Montani, a GIS consultant at United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC). Here I work as coordinator of the crowdsourcing activities of UN Mappers, a community of mapping enthusiasts which support UN Peacekeeping missions through the UN Maps program.

I train UN personnel, local communities and national cartographic agencies on OpenStreetMap community and editing, as well as open-source GIS and other stuff. I mostly map in Africa, and I built capacities of many volunteers worldwide.

Formerly, I’ve been co-founder and president of PoliMappers, the first European chapter of YouthMappers. In 2018, I have been awarded of the 2018 YouthMappers Research Fellowship, for which I conducted a research project on the usage of OSM data to control an endemic disease in Senegal with crowdsourcing, on-site capacity building and machine learning. I have a MSc in Geoinformatics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

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This user is participating to an organised editing activity called UN Maps Initiative, run by the United Nations Global Service Center (UNGSC). The organisation and this user care for the OpenStreetMap project, the community’s consensus, mapping practices and guidelines.

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