[HOT] Not That Newbie, Intro

Enock Seth Nyamador kwadzo459 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 22:02:29 UTC 2014

Thanks Mikel.

On Jul 1, 2014 5:34 PM, "Mikel Maron" <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Welcome Enock!
> Happy to hear that the Peace Corps initiatives triggered your interest and
> brought you into the fold.
> Sounds like you are well on your way ... curious how you managed to find
> other users in Ghana. This can sometimes be tricky (some suggestions at
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/mikelmaron/diary/18630).
> Can't underestimate the value of an event to help start a community. That
> could take the form of a mapping party, and there's many of us here who can
> advise on making that a good experience. Key is to reach out through your
> networks ... there's a good overlap between the Wikipedia and OSM
> communities in other places, and I bet you could find some interest there.
> -Mikel
> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
>   On Monday, June 30, 2014 6:26 PM, Enock Seth Nyamador <
> kwadzo459 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> My name is Enock Seth Nyamador from Aflao, Ghana and I've been on the list
> for few weeks now. I call myself an Open Source addict :-)  making me
> always involved in open projects.
> One of the things I do on the internet is contribute to Wikipedia. (Part
> of Wikipedians in Ghana)
> I got introduced to OSM when a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana told me
> about Peace Corps Mapdown [1]. I opened up my browser and started mapping
> my community.
> I've seen there are OSMers in Ghana but we don't have any community which
> we can use to interact. After looking at other countries including Togo
> (Aflao is the major boarder town to and fro Ghana / Togo) with osm
> community I decided to start OSMGhana [2]. Which will lead to bringing
> community together, undertaking mapping projects, organising mapping events
> and raising more awareness and a lot more.
> Steps I've taken is to send message via osm to mappers who have mapped
> places natives / people within country can map. I've received feedback from
> some and they're in support.
> I'll be glad with any suggestions and advise from you all.
> 1. http://pcmapdown.herokuapp.com/
> 2. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Ghana
> Regards,
> Enock
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