[HOT] OSM Nicaragua's Transit Map Project blog post and their next challenge

Blake Girardot HOT/OSM blake.girardot at hotosm.org
Thu Jan 7 21:54:32 UTC 2016

Hi all,

You might remember Felix's email from a few weeks ago about the
project he and local mappers in Managua self-organized to map the
city's 380 km of bus routes.

It is really an amazing story and accomplishment and will make a big
difference in the lives of well over 1 million people who depend on
the public transit system in Managua and never had a map of routes or
stops before now.

He wrote up a blog post for HOT about it:


And as you may or may not remember, now that they have the routes and
stops fully mapped, they need to design a printed transit map and
produce an initial run of 20,000 copies so the people of the city can
really benefit.

76% of the population of Nicaragua lives on less than USD $2.00 per
day, the only chance most of them will have to make use of this new
transit system map is if it is printed and distributed in the city and
on the buses.

Felix and HOT are running a donation site to fund the design and
production of the printed maps with a goal of raising $7,500 for the
initial 20,000 print run.

This is a great chance to directly affect the lives of over a million
people in a way that no one has been able to accomplish in years of
trying (see the blog post). OSM Nicaragua did it on their own, please
help them finish the job and get this map printed and into the hands
of citizens who need it:


And please tweet the HOT blog post or retweet OSM Nicaragua's tweet:


Blake Girardot
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
skype: jblakegirardot
HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org

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