Resilient GIS Education

August 18 / 23:58 EDT 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

March 11 / 05:06 EDT by Celina Agaton

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.


Celebrating Geography Week

November 6 / 19:07 EST by Celina Agaton

Para sa pagmamahal sa bayan! For the love of country! We’re celebrating Geography Week around the world with a free mapping party on Saturday, November 16 from 9am to 5pm at UP Ayala Technohub. Everyone is welcome, families with children aged 10 years old and up!

Tickets are free with registration, Grab discount coupons are available while they last at https://mapphnov16.eventbrite.com

* Learn to map

* Meet amazing mapping communities

* Hear talks on why mapping is a great career

* Win great prizes! Shop in our palengke to help local farmers and artisans

Join our mapping sessions :

  • Learn the basics of how to map using OpenStreetMap
  • Join GeoLadies PH and Mental Health aWHEREness to help map breastfeeding, LGBTQ, health and mental health services
  • Learn how to use drones
  • Map tourism sites, restaurants and learn Wikipedia
  • Validate Facebook Artificial Intelligence roads
  • Join or start a Youthmappers community


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

March 8 / 20:09 EST by Celina Agaton

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

February 17 / 19:45 EST by Celina Agaton

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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


Angat Negosyo: Growing Local and International Filipino MSMEs

November 20 / 19:32 EST by Celina Agaton

I recently curated Angat Negosyo: Growing Local and International Filipino MSMEs, a workshop to help micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises navigate the local and export market journey. In partnership with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, this event was funded by Global Affairs Canada in collaboration with the APEC Secretariat. The APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership works to build the potential of micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in APEC developing economies to foster sustainable growth and poverty reduction in the region – with a focus on Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Peru.

Participants had the opportunity to hear speakers share their journey and work hands-on with local and Canadian leaders in design, production, taxation, logistics and finance.

Learn more at


SIX Wayfinder Istanbul

May 11 / 22:44 EDT by Celina Agaton

I’ve been invited again to join the 2018 Wayfinder meeting in Istanbul this year. The Wayfinder is organized by Social Innovation Exchange (SIX), the world’s primary network focusing on social innovation.​ I will join a select group of 150 innovators, experts, and entrepreneurs from around the world and across Turkey, who have played, and will continue to play, a critical role in building the social innovation field. I’m excited to share our work on cross sector mapping within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, and our resilient supply chains and livelihood programs.

The first Wayfinder in 2017 was hosted in London and brought together 150 social innovation leaders from across the world to celebrate 10 years of social innovation practice, and to explore our visions for the future of social innovation.

I’m excited to visit Turkey for the first time, and hopefully get to know more about my Turkish roots.

 


The Do No Digital Harm Initiative

May 9 / 22:21 EDT by Celina Agaton

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.