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Dear Geographers and Mapping Enthusiasts,
November 12th-18th is the international OpenStreetMap GeoWeek as part of the Geography Awareness Week. Since 1987, in the third week of November all around the world different kind of projects and activities are planned to raise awareness about the significance of geography and spatial data and how we affect and are [...]

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Kathmandu Living Labs- a team of young entrepreneurs and out of the box thinkers that change the use and creation of data in Nepal. The team around Nama Budhathoki was launched in 2013 and emerged of a previous Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) program. In the scope of the OpenDRI project, the team has [...]

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Dear Mapping Enthusiasts,
November 12th-18th is the international OpenStreetMap GeoWeek. Since 1987, in the third week of November all around the world different kind of projects and activities are planned to raise awareness about the significance of geography and spatial data and how we affect and are affected by it.
This year we celebrate the 30th birthday [...]

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Dear Mapping Enthusiasts,
We want to welcome the freshman students to Heidelberg University and start the new semester with our next mapathon!
At our Ersti-mapathon we want to introduce everyone interested to OpenStreetMap mapping. Therefore, no previous knowledge is necessary. In addition our MapSwipe App will be presented. We will show how you can create geo data urgently [...]

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The EU H2020 project LandSense (A Citizen Observatory and Innovation Marketplace for Land Use and Land Cover Monitoring) has been featured as project of the week by “Doing It Together Science“.
http://togetherscience.eu/blog/project-of-the-week-10-landsense. Thanks to our partners at IASA etc. for this!
In addition to organizing mapathons and related research research activities, in the context of the project [...]

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We are happy to announce that disastermappers heidelberg just joined youthmappers- an international network with over 4,000 university student mappers in 78 campus chapters that are spread across 25 countries. Since 2015, youthmappers help student mapping initiatives around the world to address real-world challenges, following the theme “We don`t just build maps- we build mappers”. After Polimappers [...]

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Tuesday night central Mexico was struck by an earthquake with the magnitude of appr. 7.1, causing the collapse of several buildings in Mexico City and serious harm for the local population.
This event is the latest of a number of disasters in the recent weeks, including hurricanes and floods. Just twelve days before, the southern mexican [...]

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Many people asked us, whether it would be possible to see their own contributions to MapSwipe on the map. Therefore, in the last few days we worked on a small project to extend our MapSwipe Analytics page.
The new “Live View” shows the latest contributions from the MapSwipe volunteers and functions similar to the show-me-the-way tool, [...]

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Since the launch of the MapSwipe Analytics webpage three month ago we were able to improve our service and offer more detailed information on each project in MapSwipe. MapSwipe is a mobile App for crowdsourcing geographic information needed by humanitarian organisations like Red Cross and Doctors without Borders (MSF) introduced earlier. In particular the data can be used for priorizing areas [...]

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OSMlanduse validation workshop

https://laco-wiki.net

Heidelberg
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_shrubs_mapathon #shrubs
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_pasture_mapathon # pastures
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_crops_mapathon # agriculture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_artificial_mapat # artificial non - vegetated
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_industry_mapatho # industry

Toulouse
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_urban_mapathon # urban
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_industry_mapatho # industry
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_artificial_mapat # artificial non - vegetated
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_arable_mapathon # arable land
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_crops_mapathon # agriculture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_pasture_mapathon # pasture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_forest_mapathon # forest
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_shrub_mapathon # shrubs

Vienna
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_urban_mapathon # urban
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_industry_mapatho # industry
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_artificial_mapat # artificial non - vegetated
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_arable_mapathon # arable land
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_crops_mapathon # agriculture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_forest_mapathon # forests
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_shrub_mapathon # shrubs

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