[Talk-gh] OSM in Ghana, Way forward

Alert Bouterse alert at bouterse.com
Mon Jun 20 22:47:42 UTC 2016

Dear mappers,

I have I idea already for years, how to enlarge the group of mappers. It
starts with the youth. I wass thinking about contacting schools ( SHS) as a
guest lesson (Geography) about awareness of a needing  good map and teach
them how to edit there own environment. Starting with paper prints and
filling the details. And then as a next step, how to edit the map. My only
problem is that I don't live in Ghana. That way you can make the youth
enthusiastic about our goal and let the number of volunteers grow.

I saw some material to use to teach on http://learnosm.org/en/
Hope to hear you're vision on this.


Alert Bouterse

Op 18 jun. 2016 23:46 schreef "Enock Seth Nyamador" <kwadzo459 at gmail.com>:

Good Evening Mappers,

Hope this finds you all in good health. I can say we're almost 30+ on this
list and is because of a common goal; Open Geodata through OpenStreetMap
platform and beyond.

OpenStreetMap as I know is not all about the map data but also community;
the people who make the maps, this got me into sending OSM messages to
users who have mapped in Ghana.

Over this week, myself and other mappers have been thinking out how to we
can grow OpenStreetMap Ghana as a community and whole. As a community what
do we need or need to do; organize mapathons, projects, what problems can
we solve with data from OSM, etc.

Which organizations to partner with? I believe there are companies and
users in Ghana who use data from OSM but just don't know how to give back
not that the're not willing.

Communities needs leaders (not political as in Ghana :D).

Let's keep the discussion going.

OSM Regards,

- Enock

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