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OpenStreetMap, Active Learning in the Classroom for Humanitarian Need

National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Presented By: Steven Johnson, Humanitarian


Affiliation: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and Presidential Fellow, U.S. Department of State


The recent tragic earthquake in Nepal has cemented the reputation of OpenStreetMap as a dependable source of information in the disaster management lifecycle. Open source methods of production have demonstrable results measured in terms of lowered response times, the ability to mobilize a vast network, and a publicly accessible repository of information that can be used in a variety of contexts.
By the same token, the same attributes of open access and open source make OpenStreetMap an excellent tool for education. Youth and young adults can use the OpenStreetMap platform to conduct their own mapping, which offers students valuable skills and geo-awareness.
This talk will focus on the confluence of student mappers making valuable contributions to humanitarian mapping and how TeachOSM is creating opportunities to connect the learning geo-literacy skills to basic human needs.

The direct URL for accessing this webinar is All of the webinars are recorded and are usually posted within 48 hours after the webinar is completed. The recordings are located on the GeoTech Center website’s Home page under the “Professional Development Activities” icon and the direct URL is

If you have any additional questions please contact Rich Schultz at

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National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence

The National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence (“GeoTech Center”) is a collaborative effort between 2-year colleges, universities, and industry to assist in the expansion of a well-qualified geospatial technology workforce. Center partners work together to provide professional development opportunities, curriculum resources (for both educators and students), document career pathways, and research core competencies for the new and incumbent geospatial technology workforce. The Center has served as the national, unifying voice and support system for 2-year colleges, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a leader in supporting geospatial technology education.



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