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

Jaakko Helleranta jaakko at helleranta.com
Wed Jan 13 23:24:17 UTC 2016

As noted to Samuel (directly) I can send his donation (and handle the
transaction with him) as I assume/think that Haiti is not on the list due
to Paypal limitations.

As for others:
*I'd like to challenge those that can to donate to this project.*

Here's the challenge:
While I've already contributed $100 myself I will donate up to another $200
in $50 chunks for each contributor who donates $100 or more.

Please let me know if this challenge inspires you to donate and let me know
if so, and I'll pitch in $50 more for your donation (for up to 4 donations
for touch base with me first).


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On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 4:26 PM, ALCE, Samuel Paul <alcesamuelpaul at gmail.com
> wrote:

> I would like to contribute but I wonder what country should I choose if I
> am in Haiti?
> Haiti is not on the list in the contribution page!
> ALCE Samuel Paul,
> Port-au-Prince, Haiti
> Field Data Coordinator @ DAI / USAID
> Géo-Information Specialist (GIS)
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team member
> OpenStreetMap contributor in Haiti
> OSM username: ALCE Samuel Paul
> Cell: (509) 4894-2175 / 4638-4875 / 4289-7651
> Skype: samuelalce
> Whatsapp: (509) 4289-7651
> On Jan 7, 2016 16:57, "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
>> HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
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