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

Tyler Radford tyler.radford at hotosm.org
Wed Jan 13 22:09:39 UTC 2016

If you haven't yet seen it, I highly encourage you to check out OSM
Nicaragua's campaign http://support.mapanica.net/

Great rewards - USB drives, t-shirts, jute bags, and of course - printed

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On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Blake Girardot HOT/OSM <
blake.girardot at hotosm.org> wrote:

> 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:
> https://hotosm.org/updates/2016-01-07_a_crowd_sourced_public_transportation_map_for_managua
> 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:
> http://support.mapanica.net/
> And please tweet the HOT blog post or retweet OSM Nicaragua's tweet:
> https://twitter.com/osm_ni/status/679963088884502532
> Regards,
> Blake
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Blake Girardot
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
> skype: jblakegirardot
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