· April, 2013

Proposals in Mapping from April, 2013

April 2, 2013

Finalist: Mapping for Niger

The project will create a Volunteer Technical Community (VTC) by training and mobilizing Nigerien students in ‘collaborative open source humanitarian mapping’ to increase inclusive information sharing in crisis preparedness, international solidarity and citizen agency through targeted digital capacity building and outreach. The VTC will then engage key humanitarian actors in Niger to contribute to OpenStreetMap, a free online mapping tool. This initiative will train motivated youth in an employable skill, encourage volunteerism, and promote the active use of social media for positive outcomes.

Finalist – South Africa: Crowdmapping Environmental Health in Hospital Hills, Johannesburg

To collaborate with residents of Hospital Hills, a deprived informal settlement in Johannesburg, to gain a voice to define their environmental health challenges, communicate them to decision-makers and bring about change. Six participants will be trained in citizen reporting skills, provided with necessary equipment and supervised to work with other residents to document concerns in multimedia micro-reports. These will be uploaded and visualised on an online Crowdmap, which will be disseminated widely, but particularly targeting decision-makers with the power to bring about necessary changes.

April 1, 2013

Finalist – Argentina: Mapping the Water Landscape

We suggest a mapping of the landscape of water from different views of the people of provinces of Argentina. Starting the project from two nodes: Rosario (province of Santa Fe) and Resistencia (province of Chaco.) The georeferencing process of news /stories will be made with Crowdmap (interactive map tool) This may allow the participation of organizations and citizens in a highly approachable and friendly way. Crisis Camp Argentina-Mapping the water landscape from CrisisCamp Argentina on Vimeo.