The 2015 Nepal earthquake struck on 25th April with a magnitude of 7.8, followed by many aftershocks including a large magnitude 7.3 quake on 12 May. The quakes have caused widespread damage in the city of Kathmandu and the surrounding region.
Posted by Steven Johnson on Aug, 31 2015
Web-based mapping is an activity of growing importance in many countries around the world, especially in places where base map data is often scarce and out of date. Governments are collecting more and more data, including geospatial data, and are beginning to understand the social and economic benefits of sharing the data. As part of the World Bank-DFID partnership to support Open Data in the Caribbean, Maggie Cawley and Steven Johnson conducted one-day open mapping workshops in Castries, St. Lucia, and Kingston, Jamaica during June 2015.
Posted by Mhairi O'Hara on Aug, 27 2015
Round 10 of the Outreachy program has come to an end! Running for three months, from the 25th May till the 25th of August, the interns were involved in a number of key HOT OSM projects including OpenAerialMap, the Tasking Manager, the Export Tool and LearnOSM. To find out more about their work, please see our Outreachy page, which provides links to their individual blogs. The interns will also be presenting their projects to the community on Wednesday the 16th September to those who are interested on hearing more about their great work.