Mapper since: August 24, 2015
I am passionate about Volunteered Geographic Information/Crowd-source Mapping for Sustainable Development and Disaster response.Current,complete and globally accessible Geographic data and Geoinformation are critical to effective sustainable development globally and at local levels.
Being research passionate about Volunteered Geographic Information Systems(VGIS) for a PhD study,I stumbled into OpenStreetMap platform in 2015,signed up as a mapper but my great discoveries and active participation commenced in 2017.Thanks to Geoffery Kateregga of HOT-Tanzania for the insights .With progressive discoveries from 2017, not just as a researcher but as a GIS professional ,I now see OpenStreetMap as my professional community and niche.
Evidently,in June 2017,in order to mobilize,mentor,train and activate a team of volunteered geographic data collection using OpenStreetMap with the concept of crowdsourced mapping, I established the #UniqueMappersTeam,Port Harcourt,Nigeria
Thanks to my students who volunteered as pioneer team leaders:Chukwudubem Nzewi,Saviour Owijie,Ifeoma Ononiwu Faith,Emmanuel Ewa,Isreal Johnson,Blessing Oshoma,Edward Ojodomo and others…
#UnqueMappersTeam within its one year of emergence in 2017 became the fastest growing community of map enthusiasts using OpenStreetMap comprising of University of Port Harcourt community of students from various departments and volunteers from within and outside the University of Port Harcourt Community/Rivers State,Nigeria.
The team is growing into a major network and local community of #OpenStreetMap ,#HOTOSM,#Youthmappers #participatory Citizen Science,#OSGeo in #Nigeria and #Africa.
#UniqueMappersTeam is currently a network of local communities and OSM mappers teams,which I establish and mentor in Nigerian Universities/institutions and beyond.See list on FB pages and site.#Uniquemappersteam network is the leading contributor of geographic data in #Nigeria to #OpenStreetMap
Thanks to all affiliated teams of uniquemappersteam network,passionate team mappers and team members listed on the leaderboard of UniqueMappersTeam
#Coordinator #OpenStreetMapNigeria Community-#osmnigeria
#Coordinator- HOT-Projects Nigeria
#member-Community working group-HOT #activation working group
#Member-OpenStreetMap Foundation(OSMF) #OSMF Membership working working
#OSGeo Community member
#stallcatchers Coordinator #Nigeria
Currently,am working to expand,grow and mentor #OpenStreetMapNigeria #osmnigeria community as a local chapter of OSM community in Nigeria with community members from various states in Nigeria,and with the assistance of Mr Chukwuma Okolie osm username #mrchuks,we have more than three expanding WhatsApp chat groups accommodating more than 600 OSMites being mobilized,trained via webinar and engaged for active mapping.
#osmnigeria is fasting growing with enthusiastic mappers who are engaged with mapping tasks from tasks.hotosm.org