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Mapping for AIDS and Malaria Reduction with the Young African Leaders Initiative

Mapping for AIDS and Malaria Reduction with the Young African Leaders Initiative

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What is a mapathon? Mapathons are coordinated mapping events, typically held inside computer labs and other open spaces. With an Internet connection and available computers, participants contribute to mapping projects using the online OpenStreetMap platform Mapathons are the primary way to quickly contribute digital mapping data to locations anywhere in the world and are critical in supporting programs working directly in our communities. Why Should I Map? Quality geographic data helps empower organizations and communities to make important decisions across a range of environmental, economic and crisis management themes. For many places in the world, this information is incomplete or does not exist at all. Digital humanitarians map online to help give others the data they need to bui...

Mara Mapping Party

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The Mara Mapping Party was hosted by Upande LTD in Nairobi in collaboration with ITC in the Netherlands,  UNESCO-IHE and Wageningen University and Research. The event brought together mappers and GISers from different institutions within the three regions to discuss the usefulness of the the Geospatial technologies in different sectors. With a number of demo sessions of completed and ongoing projects on mapping, the professionals were able to discuss exhaustively on issues pertaining to this topic of interest. The interactive sessions between the three groups were also so much fun as great topics were discussed amongst the members. Some of the topics discussed include; Mau Mara Serengeti Sustainable Water Initiative (MaMaSe) by Prof. Michael McClain  from UNESCO-IHE, Mara Rangeland