This week (starting tomorrow) is Geography Awareness Week. This year we’re joining in this celebration of all things geography, by holding mapathons all around the world. We’re calling it “OSMGeoWeek.”


OSMGeoWeek globe by Dan Joseph. Print your own with this PDF

Check out osmgeoweek.org, to see the line-up of events. OSMGeoWeek is a collaborative effort of many partners including MapGive (U.S. Department of State), the Peace Corps, USAID, the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Missing Maps, and of course the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team aiming to get up to 100 mapathons organised worldwide. Why not organise an event in your town? Use the contact links on the site if you have an event you’d like to see added to the list. We already have events confirmed in more than 20 countries.

mapmydayAnother event coming up next month is Map My Day (mapmyday.org). This is a wheelchair accessibility mapping event organised by the awesome people behind wheelmap.org. Get ready to join in with that one on December 3rd.

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