[HOT] Fw: [OSM-talk] Scholarship program to State of the Map 2011

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 19 22:35:52 BST 2011


The OpenStreetMap conference, State of the Map, is offering scholarships. 
Details below. Note that nominations close on Sunday, June 25th.

We are also fundraising to help more mappers than our current minimum of 8. If 
you'd like to help, get in touch with scholarship at stateofthemap.org


== Mikel Maron ==
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Subject: [OSM-talk] Scholarship program to State of the Map 2011

The State of the Map Committee is excited to announce a program to cover full 
travel and accommodations costs for mappers to attend State of the Map 2011 in 
Denver, Colorado (United States). We’re seeking nominations from the community 
for potential mappers.

We are seeking people from places where costs would prohibit attendance, 
developing countries, and places that are “interesting” geopolitically. The 
ideal candidates for funding are from countries with a small OSM community, 
perhaps just a few mappers in total.  They have made a significant start at 
mapping their city, either through imagery or with their own GPS, and are 
directly familiar with the process of OSM. They may have started communicating 
among themselves, and made plans and scoped out the process for their  local 
district. But, the community is nowhere near critical mass, and they need the 
inspiration and support to take OSM to the next level.

We need to act fast! State of the Map is just over 3 and a half months away, 
tickets and visas need to be arranged. In order to allow enough time for all the 
arrangements, the nomination period will be short, and ending at Sunday, June 
25th. The number  of scholarships rewarded will be based on the success of 
fund-raising. From the nominations received, we’ll review and invite scholars in 
late June.

Please send your nominations to scholarship at stateofthemap.org. For each 
nomination, include the mappers name, OSM user name, email address, location, 
and a paragraph or two on why they’d be great to have at SOTM. Self nominations 
are accepted.

Please forward this message to other relevant local OSM and mapping lists and 
social media!
As for regions, here are a few regions that seem to fit the bill, but 
nominations are not limited to these places at all.
	* Eastern and Southern Europe: Belarus, Kosovo, Bulgaria
	* Arab States: Tunisia, Bahrain, Jordan
	* Asia: Nepal, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia
	* Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala
	* Africa: Liberia, Ivory Coast, Swaziland
In previous years there has been a scholarship program to help mappers who 
wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend get to State of the Map. This year we are 
announces an “Sponsor-A-Mapper” program. There are plenty of deserving 
individuals from all of the world  that can’t afford to attend SotM. To help 
them be able to come join the community in person in Denver why don’t you 
consider paying to cover a portion of the cost of their ticket?
We are attempting to raise an average of $2,500 USD per mapper in order to be 
sure to cover their costs. This will vary slightly by transportation costs 
depending from where the select scholarships are traveling.
The more money we raise the more mappers we can sponsor!
To Sponsor-a-Mapper please email scholarship at stateofthemap.org
Thank you!
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