We love maps and community. OpenStreetMap Geographic Awareness Week is the most wonderful time of the year connecting humanitarians, volunteers and GIS experts to learn and share all about OpenStreetMap.

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There are mapathons around the world. FIND A LOCAL EVENT

If you can’t join a mapathon, you can always pick tasks from the Task Manager or even do some Mapswipe.

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Thanks to all the organizers across the OSM community and National Societies. Special thanks to Andrew Makachia for his leadership in the IFRC Africa region and Rachel Levine, American Red Cross and OSMGEO week champion. There was a mapathon with the Finnish Red Cross last week as a pre-event for climate action. The American and Canadian Red Cross are also participating in events.

Here are some of the activities that the IFRC Africa regional office is supporting/participating:

Guinea

GUINEA OSMGEO

Mali

MALI OSMGEO

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone mapathon

Uganda

UGANDA OSMGEO

Kenya

Kenya Red Cross mapathon

Happy mapping
[photo credit: Community mapping in Buguruni (Dar es Salaam), August 2019. Heather Leson ccby 4.0]