CGIS YouthMappers participates in a humanitarian mapping effort for Botswana

Posted on October 21, 2016

In October 2016, the CGIS YouthMappers’ held a  map-a-thon event to contribute to the Peace Corp efforts in Botswana. The aim of this Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) task is to contribute to a better base map for 45 sites in Botswana. The group of mappers mapped buildings and roads that would ultimately support long-term development and HIV projects in Botswana. The group used both OpenStreetMap and MapSwipe for the map-a-thon.

At the map-a-thon, the CGIS YouthMappers’ did not only contribute to the HOT efforts, but it was also a great social event to round off a great year.

- Author Centre for Geoinformation Science
Published by Victoria Rautenbach

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