We are having a mapathon tomorrow for IWD! Join us

We are continuing to map the region of Tanzania where FGM is prevalent, and we are making a big mapping boom tomorrow, for International Women’s Day!

A Mapping party will be held at Technarium, Vilnius (Lithuania), joined by satellite locations in the UK, Tanzania and elsewhere around the world!

We will be mapping this task: http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/2501

If you’d like to join us for some mapping on the day, just get in touch, or connect on the day via the links below:

Holding a remote workshop with Northampton University student group

Last month Egle (@seplute) held a mapping session over Skype with Northampton University student group. The students quickly got hooked on mapping, claiming that it was “really addictive”, and mapped a few hundred buildings in the hour or so of mapping! We had Rhobi join us to answer questions about FGM as well, and the students were really engaged.

Find some screenshots below & our slides are here: http://www.slideshare.net/seplute/crowd2map-northampton-university-mapping-session

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If you’d like to set up a similar workshop in your university or community, please get in touch!

AJ+ news covers Crowd2Map: how maps help to fight FGM

Last month a local freelance journalist in Tanzania – Sophie Tremblay  (follow her for more amazing local news) – reached out to us, wanting to cover the work we do – mapping to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Serengeti region, Tanzania.

See the amazing video below by AJ+ news, featuring Mugumu Safe House & how maps WE create at Crowd2Map help them do their important work:

FGM season started early

Anticipated for December, we have received word that the FGM season has started already in the Mara region of Tanzania. We are rushing to map two tasks that will help Mugumu Safe House workers to identify & reach villages at risk:

http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1788

http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/2261

Please help & invite all your friends to do mapping!

All you need is a PC and a mouse. Here’s an excellent instructional video, and detailed PDF instructions on how to get started.

Remember – every bit of land mapped makes a difference. 


Here’s what we know about the affected girls so far:

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MozFest Science Fair

Workshop and Exhibitions at Mozfest

Crowd2Map had a great time presenting at Mozfest in London last weekend.  We had a session in the science fair on Friday night and signed up a lot of new people to help map the area of Serengeti where girls are most at risk of Female Genital Mutilation via mapping from satellite images here.  Then we delivered a workshop on Sunday to actually get people mapping (all the notes from the session can be found in the Etherpad here), complete with a live link to the Safe House in Mugumu, and presented our map at the show party on Sunday.

Coupled with doing 4 interviews, meeting hundreds of amazing people and even being chased by monks it was a brilliant weekend..    BUT, on a serious note, we are desperately trying to get the map of Serengeti complete before the FGM cutting season starts in 3 weeks time..  Please help us here..

Notes from our Mozfest session: https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/mozfest-2016-towards-sustainable-development–crow

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