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Mapping for Climate and Resilience


Open-source geospatial data plays a pivotal role in addressing climate change, enhancing resilience, and managing natural disasters. Accessible data fosters global collaboration, enabling scientists, policymakers, and communities to make informed decisions. From monitoring climate patterns to assessing vulnerable regions, open geospatial data empowers initiatives that mitigate environmental risks.

About TeenMaptivists 

Welcome to TeenMaptivists!


Introduction to the Chapter Network

Slide Deck

Guest Speaker

Carrie Stokes

Carrie Stokes is the Chief Geographer at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), headquartered in Washington, DC. USAID leads international development and humanitarian assistance for the US Government, across nearly 100 coutries. Carrie founded and directs the USAID GeoCenter, a team of geographers and data analysts with mapping and remote sensing expertise who provide critical insights to inform development decision-making. Prior to starting the GeoCenter, Carrie led the international SERVIR program in a joint venture with USAID and NASA. SERVIR helps countries use satellite data and geospatial technology to address challenges related to climate, food security, health, water resources, and land use. Carrie has worked in geospatial technology, international development, and the environment for more than thirty years.

Josh Campbell

Dr. Joshua S. Campbell is the CEO of Sand Hill Geographic. Dr. Campbell has over 15 years of experience working with geographic information science and technology, including a range of both open source and proprietary GIS software. His background encompasses a spectrum of geospatial topics including data collection, spatial analysis, remote sensing, geostatistics, visualization, web mapping, and data sharing. He has built and deployed enterprise scale geographic computing infrastructures at the U.S. Department of State and the University of Kansas. While at the State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit, Dr. Campbell created MapGive, a crowdsource mapping initiative designed to catalyze open geographic data production to support the humanitarian, development, and disaster risk reduction communities. He currently consults with the World Bank and other U.S. government clients, and has worked previously on geospatial software development, wind power, electrical transmission, archaeology, ecology, climate change, and journalism topics. 

Train Your Mappers

Overview of the Process

1. Create an OSM Account & Complete the iD Editor Walkthrough

2. Learn to Navigate the Tasking Managers & Find a Project

3. Selecting a Mapping Square

4. Tips to be a Good Mapper

5. Saving Your Edits & Submitting your Square 

1. Creating an OSM Account 
2. Completing the iD Editor Walkthrough
3. Navigating the Tasking Managers & Finding a Project
4. Tips to be a Good Mapper
5. Saving your Edits & Submitting Your Square

Mapping Task

Project #15567

*Learn more about this month's mapping project below!

*Read the slide deck below about this month's project below
1. Go to 
2. Sign in with your OSM Credentials 
3. Read the instructions 
4. Click 'Contribute' 

5. Select an available mapping square 
6. Start mapping! Make sure to save every 10 edits using your chapter hashtag  
(#TeenMaptivists #TM_SchoolInitials)
7. When you are done mapping, indicate whether the square is completely mapped or not and click 'Submit'

*Goal: 5-10 edits

Planning a Local Map-a-Thon

In the above document, you will a brief overview of the purpose and objectives of the Local Map-a-Thon. We have also formulated some examples of activities your chapter may choose to do as well as some helpful tips and tricks.

After each Local Map-a-Thon, please submit a brief recap of what activity your chapter chose to do, using the above form. The form includes a section where you can upload some pictures for us to share with the broader network!

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