BIPOC Geography Awareness Week

by Celina Agaton

This year’s Geography Awareness Week helps bring together regional communities to discuss shared histories in food, work and now, Covid. Hear the stories of nice people doing good work. Connect with friendly local and regional communities, learn about free training, resources and funding opportunities. Short talks and discussions will run throughout the day across regional time zones. Everyone is welcome. More details to come soon!

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Mapping & Data Science Workshop

On Wednesday, October 21 at 10pm PHT | 14:00 UTC, join our free online mapping and data science workshop with the Asian Pathways Research Lab at the Asian Institute of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Policy, University of Toronto. Hear Ivan Gayton’s efforts leading Médecins Sans Frontières|Doctors Without Borders, co-founding the Missing Maps project, and his current work with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap. Celina Agaton shares her global experiences in open data, civic technology, gender, and cultural preservation to regenerate supply chains.


Resilient GIS Education

by Celina Agaton
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Join the first Asia Pacific series on resilient Geographic Information Systems education on Monday Aug 17th 2am UTC.

Asia – Pacific Panel 1: Pedagogies for Resilient GIScience Education.

Monday August 17, 2020, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm New Zealand / 12 – 1:30 pm Sydney / 10 – 11:30 am Beijing

Click here to watch a recording of this panel discussion and here to read a transcript of the chat discussion.

Panelists:

  • Yinghui (Cathy) Cao is a Lecturer in Geography at Qingdao University, China. She earned her PhD from the University of Western Australia, and M.A. from Temple University (US). With an experience of teaching and learning GIS related subjects from three countries, she is able to reflect on the distinctions in university culture and programs and their influence on GIS pedagogy. Cathy’s research focuses on the use of geographic information and geovisual techniques for improving public education and communication concerning climate change and disaster risk.
  • David Garcia (social media: @mapmakerdavid), originally from the Philippines, is a Geospatial Science PhD student at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a prolific mapmaker with a background as a geographer and urban planner in cities and communities hit by disaster or war. His PhD project is an ethnography of crowdsourcing and GIS by working with the OpenStreetMap community. He is a member of the Ministry of Mapping (social media: @mappingministry), a geospatial collective that cares about equity, diversity, and regeneration in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Celina Agaton (Twitter: @CelinaAgaton) helps revitalize local economies around the world through heritage preservation, food security, gender, sustainable tourism, open data and free and open source geospatial technologies. Her programs coordinate efforts across community sectors and funders. She loves creating vibrant, accessible and sustainable creative spaces that connect people to the things they care about in their communities. Her projects take her around the world, working with CEOs, farmers, government leaders, doctors, artists and students. She consulted as the community engagement director and strategist for innovation thought leader, Don Tapscott’s initiatives including Open Cities and Global Solution Networks at the Martin Prosperity Institute, and was a contributor to social innovation bestseller, Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet.
  • Martin Tomko (Twitter: @dinomirMT) is a spatial information scientist specialising in computational approaches to spatial communication problems (i.e., the communication in and about our spatial environment with a primary focus on cities. Beyond that, he has a keen interest in spatial databases, and in cultural heritage documentation. He is currently Senior Lecturer at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering and part of the Geomatics Discipline team at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Martin is also a founding member and member of the board of directors of OSGeo Oceania.


International Women’s Day 2020

This year, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap invited me and my colleagues, Nathalie Sidibe of OpenStreetMap Mali and Jinal Foflia of Grab Asia to discuss the importance of mapping and open data to women during a webinar for International Women’s Day.

I’m excited to connect with more female leaders and mapping groups and to learn about exciting projects to strengthen our communities. Follow female mapping news with the #WhenWomenMap hashtag.


Mindanao: Agriculture, Gender Gap and Logistics Mapping

My Canadian consulting company is currently mapping the Mindanao region to support rural farming, gender, healthcare and artisan communities. The Mindanao region grows almost half the country’s food, yet remains the poorest population, with many communities at 30-70% poverty incidence. War and conflict have increased in the region in recent years, with security and safety concerns for girls and women. Our goal is to help map rural agriculture, logistics and the gender gap to plan improved infrastructure with long-term impacts on health, well-being and livelihood for girls, women, Indigenous Peoples and farm families.

This is a coordinated effort across international agencies, government, business, non-profits, academe and community leaders. Our study results will lead the prioritization and coordinated planning between international funding agencies and private investment in the second phase of this initiative.

We’ll be working with communities to teach them to map and using geospatial technologies to rapidly analyze infrastructure gaps for validation with local communities.

Local YouthMappers chapters at Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines Resilience Institute, Map the Philippines, George Washington University Humanitarian Mapping Society, and USAID GeoCenter are generously supporting the validation of these tasks.


Women’s Day: Mapping the Gender Gap

For International Women’s Day and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Missing Maps, YouthMappers, American Red Cross, U.S. Department of State‘s MapGive program, and the USAID – US Agency for International Development GeoCenter hosting a mapathon in Washington, D.C. and are helping map our Mindanao tasks for gender gap mapping in agriculture, healthcare and artisan communities. Please help us complete these tasks to reduce the security risk to our field teams during the election season: https://www.youthmappers.org/projects #WhenWomenMap #EM2030Index #GenderGap #MapPH


Mapping Party for Mindanao

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Para sa pagmamahal sa bayan! Alang sa paghigugma sa atong nasud! Thanks to your amazing efforts, in two days we were able to complete 120,500 map changes! Keep up the good work, we can do this!

Many thanks to Youthmappers in Bangladesh, Washington and France for joining us remotely!

This Valentine’s weekend, 40 participants joined our mapping party on Saturday, February 16 to help map Mindanao to support rural farming, gender gap, healthcare and artisan communities. MapPH and Youthmappers Philippines chapters at Far Eastern Universtiy Technology Junior Philippine Computer Society and UP Resilience Institute welcomed attendees to

* Learn how to map with OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia model of maps
* Meet mappers from the public and private sector
* Join the international humanitarian mapping community
* Won prizes of free mobile data for a month and enjoyed free pizza

Learn about OpenStreetMap at https://youtu.be/suk8uRpIBQw and learn more at https://learnosm.org/

Learn how to use iD Editor to edit maps https://learnosm.org/en/beginner/id-editor/

Learn how to be a humanitarian mapping volunteer with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap https://youtu.be/8wdzGKmZu-k

Learn how to help with humanitarian mapping tasks https://learnosm.org/en/coordination/tasking-manager3/

Learn about the World Bank DRIVER Road Safety Platform https://www.roadsafety.gov.ph

#MapPHMindanao #SDGs #GenderGap #EM2030Index #OpenStreetMap #hotosm


The Do No Digital Harm Initiative

I’ve just joined the board for the Do No Digital Harm Initiative, the world’s first on-call, deployable team mandated to address the ethical, security, and design challenges faced by humanitarian actors supporting highly vulnerable civil society groups, crisis-affected populations and the humanitarian practitioners who serve them. Our mandate is to reduce harm resulting from information activities and digital services deployed in natural disaster and protracted conflict environments.


Road Safety Idea Hack

by Celina Agaton

Let’s help each other to make our roads safer! Together with the Department of Transportation, World Bank and Grab, join the Road Safety Idea Hack 2017 Launch this Monday, March 13th from 8am to 5pm at Crowne Plaza Manila. Cash prizes: 1st Prize P90,000, 2nd Prize P60,000 and 3rd Prize P30,000. Come join us for the kick off talks and contest mechanics in the morning, lunch, then workshops in the afternoon where you’ll learn about how you, community groups, open data, mapping and government can work together to make our roads safer. Free registration at http://ideahack2017.eventbrite.com/ #roadsafetyPH


Road Safety Hack

by Celina Agaton

Road Safety Idea Hack

I’ve been asked to work with World Bank’s Road Safety Hack in partnership with the Department of Transportation and Grab. The launch and orientation starts on March 13th at 8am, with participants learning about the role of open data, health, road safety and community groups in addressing the Philippines issues with road safety. Attendees are invited to participate in creating solutions to road safety with P180,000 in prizes.

For more details, visit http://ideahack2017.eventbrite.com