[talk-ph] Fwd: [OSM-talk] Scholarship program to State of the Map 2011

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 19:40:54 BST 2011

Well, State of <country> talks are always well-received by the
attendees. You can always talk about mapping activities in the
Philippines. :-)

And this wiki page needs some love:

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 9:31 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> FYI, I got my visa application approved for the SOTM 2011 conf.  I
> will start preparing for our (possible) OSM-PH talk.  Any ideas what
> we should discuss for this year in behalf of the osm-ph community?
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM, maning sambale
> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> FYI,
>> The old nominees for the past SOTM scholarships are: Maning, Eugene and Murlwe
>> Maning and Eugene are interested to try their luck again this time.
>> Murlwe declined due to personal commitments.  If there are others
>> interested to participate as an OSM-PH representative for this
>> scholarship,  please tell us, as we prepare the nominations letter.
>> Of course you can nominate yourself and send them directly to the
>> scholarship organizers.
>> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Andre,
>>> I agree that it's a bit tight. But I asked my officemate who went to
>>> the US last year and he said that he had a rush US visa application
>>> since he has a conference to attend in connection with his MBA. He got
>>> his appointment schedule in 2 weeks and the processing took 1 week.
>>> So maybe it's possible. :-)
>>> Eugene
>>> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Andre Marcelo-Tanner
>>> <andre at enthropia.com> wrote:
>>>> Wow, when are they gonna decide
>>>> does anyone already have a US visa?
>>>> <3 months to get a visa isnt the best timetable :)
>>>> On 3:59 AM, maning sambale wrote:
>>>>> Hoping we can finally send a Filipino rep.
>>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>>> From: Coast, Hurricane<hurricane.coast at mapquest.com>
>>>>> Date: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 4:35 AM
>>>>> Subject: [OSM-talk] Scholarship program to State of the Map 2011
>>>>> To: "talk at openstreetmap.org"<talk at openstreetmap.org>
>>>>> The State of the Map Committee is excited to announce a program to
>>>>> cover full travel and accommodations costs for mappers to attend State
>>>>> of the Map 2011 in Denver, Colorado (United States). We’re seeking
>>>>> nominations from the community for potential mappers.
>>>>> We are seeking people from places where costs would prohibit
>>>>> attendance, developing countries, and places that are “interesting”
>>>>> geopolitically. The ideal candidates for funding are from countries
>>>>> with a small OSM community, perhaps just a few mappers in total. They
>>>>> have made a significant start at mapping their city, either through
>>>>> imagery or with their own GPS, and are directly familiar with the
>>>>> process of OSM. They may have started communicating among themselves,
>>>>> and made plans and scoped out the process for their local district.
>>>>> But, the community is nowhere near critical mass, and they need the
>>>>> inspiration and support to take OSM to the next level.
>>>>> We need to act fast! State of the Map is just over 3 and a half months
>>>>> away, tickets and visas need to be arranged. In order to allow enough
>>>>> time for all the arrangements, the nomination period will be short,
>>>>> and ending at Sunday, June 25th. The number of scholarships rewarded
>>>>> will be based on the success of fund-raising. From the nominations
>>>>> received, we’ll review and invite scholars in late June.
>>>>> Please send your nominations to scholarship at stateofthemap.org. For
>>>>> each nomination, include the mappers name, OSM user name, email
>>>>> address, location, and a paragraph or two on why they’d be great to
>>>>> have at SOTM. Self nominations are accepted.
>>>>> Please forward this message to other relevant local OSM and mapping
>>>>> lists and social media!
>>>>> As for regions, here are a few regions that seem to fit the bill, but
>>>>> nominations are not limited to these places at all.
>>>>> Eastern and Southern Europe: Belarus, Kosovo, Bulgaria
>>>>> Arab States: Tunisia, Bahrain, Jordan
>>>>> Asia: Nepal, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia
>>>>> Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala
>>>>> Africa: Liberia, Ivory Coast, Swaziland
>>>>> Sponsor-a-Mapper
>>>>> In previous years there has been a scholarship program to help mappers
>>>>> who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend get to State of the Map. This
>>>>> year we are announces an “Sponsor-A-Mapper” program. There are plenty
>>>>> of deserving individuals from all of the world that can’t afford to
>>>>> attend SotM. To help them be able to come join the community in person
>>>>> in Denver why don’t you consider paying to cover a portion of the cost
>>>>> of their ticket?
>>>>> We are attempting to raise an average of $2,500 USD per mapper in
>>>>> order to be sure to cover their costs. This will vary slightly by
>>>>> transportation costs depending from where the select scholarships are
>>>>> traveling.
>>>>> The more money we raise the more mappers we can sponsor!
>>>>> To Sponsor-a-Mapper please email scholarship at stateofthemap.org
>>>>> Thank you!
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>> --
>> cheers,
>> maning
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> cheers,
> maning
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