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

Andre Marcelo-Tanner andre at enthropia.com
Thu Jun 2 09:32:46 BST 2011

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.
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> 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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