GIS Day in Lomé and Haiti in the middle of two OSM and GIS capacity building missions

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GIS Day in Lomé and Haiti in the middle of two OSM and GIS capacity building missions

nicolas chavent
Hi all,


Apologies for cross-postings, I am resending from crisis mappers, this note for those still active mapping this GIS Day 2015.



Sharing a short wrap up of how the GIS Day looked like for two collectives of mappers active in Lomé and Port Au Prince which might be of interest.


"GIS Day" 08 PM (UTC), it's mid day in Port Au Prince (Haiti) and night time in Lomé (Togo) after long and happy working hours around OSM, GIS and opendata.

In Togo at Université de Lomé UL (Lomé University UL):
- 50 people working all day long on QGIS with OpenStreetMap data created through the first 4 days of the maptrek mivamapper (Come map Togo local language) in Anfamé (Lomé) but also with data from the OCHA Core Operational Datasets (COD) and Fundamental Operational Dataset (FOD) accessed via the Humanitarian Responses and the HDX platforms.
- 20 people working half a day exploring, visualizing and retrieving geodata of all sorts (openstreetmap, opendata, gray-licensed data) with the IFL (Infrastructure de Données Spatiales Francophone Libre/ "Free Francophone SDI"-FFS) hosted in France at AgroCampus Ouest and maintained with the support of the GeOrchestra community.
- The same 20 spent their afternoon reinforcing their grasp on the webmapping tool uMap with the same kind of data
- Asides of this, the same people kept mapping Anfamé and Biu cities as the first targets set for the mivamapper maptrek experience started last Saturday 14-November (our 8 days-long mapathon)
- Now that night fell over Lomé, the preparatory work for our second State Of The Map Africa, the SOTMTG 2015, is intensifying.

In Haiti at the Port Au Prince base of Haiti Communitere,
- a couple of Haitian experienced mappers are being taught OSM on a train the trainer program
- The same with the ProjetEOF collective are also organizing for both remote attendance of the SOTMTG 2015 and the last day of mivamapper
- They are also laying the ground for a mapathon that will take place this 21-Nov at HC's base and will focus on Areas Of Interest for local communities in Haiti
- Like the days before, they'll finish their days joining in Western African mappers in the mivamapper maptrek.


A rich GIS day like most of our days in Haiti ([1], [2]) and in Togo ([3], [4], [5]) over the past 2 weeks and likely of the coming 10 days throughout those two OSM and Free GIS capacity building missions designed, funded and co-implemented with the Digital Directorate of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and with our haitian partner Haiti Communitere


Anyone interested on these initiatives and willing to join can follow blogs, wiki, mailing lists from ProjetEOF and local OSM groups from Togo, Niger, Mali, Burkina, Togo, Bénin and Sénégal as well as the FB and twitter accounts of those groups as well as the following hashtags #ProjetEOF #map4tg #mivamapper. 


Best,
Nicolas


[1]: http://projeteof.org/action-openstreetmap-2015-haiti-un-dispositif-dappui-technique-et-organisationnel-a-osm-en-haiti/
[2]: http://projeteof.org/action-openstreetmap-haiti-2015-an-osm-technical-and-organizational-support-initiative-in-haiti/
[3]: http://projeteof.org/action-osm-2015-togo-3-semaines-dediees-a-la-cartographie-openstreetmap-et-a-la-geomatique-libre-qgis-et-lids-georchestra/
[4]: http://projeteof.org/action-osm-2015-togo-recit-dune-semaine-de-formation-aux-techniques-de-cartographie-openstreetmap/
[5]: http://projeteof.org/action-osm-2015-togo-mapathon-mivamapper-et-state-of-the-map-2015-togo-durant-gis-day-et-geoweek/

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Projet Espace OSM Francophone (EOF)
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Nicolas Chavent
Projet OpenStreetMap (OSM)
Projet Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
Projet Espace OSM Francophone (EOF)
Mobile (FRA): +33 (0)6 52 40 78 20
Mobile (CIV): +225 78 12 76 99
Email: [hidden email]
Skype: c_nicolas
Twitter: nicolas_chavent

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