[HOT] State of the Map Scotland: International Development Fair 30th September

Tyler Radford tyler.radford at hotosm.org
Wed Jul 15 19:23:16 UTC 2015


Bob,

Thanks very much for making this happen and for keeping the HOT community
informed of your results to date. The link to Missing Maps partners is a
good one. If we can assist with this and/or making connections please let
me know.

Best
Tyler

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On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 7:09 AM, Bob Kerr <
openstreetmapcraigmillar at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> This year State of the map Scotland is having an International Development
> Fair, where we are introducing ourselves to various groups and Charities
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_of_the_Map_Scotland_2015/Day_1
>
> After working on this for several months I just thought I'd let HOT know
> what I have found out. Out of the 70 or so groups that I have contacted
> none have heard of Openstreetmap before but they are interested.
>
> We are now recognised by NIDOS
>
> http://www.nidos.org.uk/
>
> which is the scottish version of DFID
>
>
> https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development
>
> The International Development umbrella organisations are interested in the
> Sustainable Development Goals
>
> https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/sustainabledevelopmentgoals
>
> which so happens to match well with openstreetmap
>
> The ID fair that we are creating is working well to bring together all
> sizes of groups and act as an introduction to us to get name recognition
> and understand the concept of OSM which hopefully will lead to
> participation. The potential for openstreetmap is excellent but we need to
> reach out to them rather than wait for them to find us because it is just
> not something that they are thinking about. If you are having a local
> Missing maps session please keep inviting them.
>
> Although at it's early stages, I am hoping to arrange some to the major
> charities to connect with Missing Maps in a loose and mutually beneficial
> collaboration. The larger charities need to have the consistancy of
> structure that local volunteers are not able to provide and it is easier
> for them to identify with the British Red Cross and Medicin San Frontier.
>
>
>
> Cheers
>
> Bob
>
>
>
>
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