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GEOSM,The First Open Location Intelligence Platform in Africa

GEOSM,The First Open Location Intelligence Platform in Africa

May 31, 2021
In this episode,Willy Franck shared with us the GeOSM platform,the first open location intelligence platform in Africa. He walked us through the inspiration behind the project,the technical backbone,why it is developed,for who it is developed,how you can use the platform and the plans for the future.
 
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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)(https://hotosm.org)

 

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Securing a Funded Graduate Program in GIS

Securing a Funded Graduate Program in GIS

April 29, 2021

Securing a fully funded program can be a daunting task,but with the right information and strategic positioning,you can be a scholar. In this episode,two GIS Scholars, Adebowale Daniel,an Erasmus Mundus Scholar and Nnenna Nkata a Commonwealth Shared Scholar both shared their experiences and gave some tips on how to position yourself and build a strong profile to win your desired scholarship.

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We found this whatsapp Group ,that post updates about fully funded Scholarships

Follow this forum on Twiiter for scholarship news as well as MomentWithBren

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Engaging Women In Mapping Through Development Projects

Engaging Women In Mapping Through Development Projects

March 28, 2021

Lenah Kitenge started The Girls Who Map project to engage more women in mapping. In 2020, the project welcomed women participants from 13 countries spread across Africa. Amazing!!!

What should I expect?

  • You will learn about The Girls Who Map Project and the journey so far
  • The mapping platform used for the project 
  • Future plans for the project 
  • Skills that are important for women to advance in their GIS career

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An Insight Into Web GIS Development

An Insight Into Web GIS Development

February 28, 2021
Have you been finding it challenging to get started with Web GIS Development? Are you a software engineer who finds it challenging to transition into GIS Development or you understand GIS but don't know what to do next? You are not alone. In this episode, Emmanuel Jolaiya together with our guest, Wanjohi Kibui helped to provide answers to questions like, where to start from? How to start? How to secure jobs? How to stay motivated, and lots more...
 
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You can reach Wanjohi Kibui here(https://twitter.com/wanjohikibui) and check out his Youtube Series on Geodjango here https://youtube.com/watch?v=QiLO3MQxvds&list=PL7amXK4vKqATa_KrfQ3_tEF_ywAgAqWeJ
 
You can join the Telegram group on Geodjango here: https://t.me/joinchat/D6VfOBIfhHh4i8yZ19sqbQ
 
 
 
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Mapping Our World: Saving Lives

Mapping Our World: Saving Lives

January 28, 2021
In this episode, Omowonuola explores the world of volunteering with Geoffrey Kateregga, who works with Humanitarian OSM as the Community Manager, East Africa Hub. He enjoys impacting the world through volunteering and mapping and encourages more local participation. Do you care about volunteering but do not know how to start? Join us as we share tips and tricks to get you started;
What to listen for :
 
 
Participate in humanitarian mapping: https://tasks.hotosm.org
 
Get tutorials on how to get started with OSM: https://learnosm.org/en/
 
 
Get some data with the Overpass API: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_API
 
Get more OSM data using QGIS plugin - OSM downloader or Quick OSM
 
Start a youth mapper chapter in your university today https://www.youthmappers.org/on-boarding

 

To read more on the HOT's Audacious projects, visit https://www.hotosm.org/projects/audacious/
 

 

You can reach out to our guest via email at geoffrey.kateregga@hotosm.org or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kateregga1
 
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The beginning

The beginning

December 27, 2020

Not all problems require a mobile application or a website. Some can be solved with the right information. In this episode, Emmanuel Jolaiya and Omowonuola Akintola shared some challenges faced in the Africa Geospatial ecosystem and how they intend to use this podcast to solve them.

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