Mapping at Risk Countries


Project Title Mapping at Risk Countries
Project Summary Help USAID map at-risk countries on OpenStreetMap.org, a free and open map of the world anyone can edit -- no prior experience needed!
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 27
Project Description

The USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) needs your help in adding data for the most vulnerable communities around the globe. The countries and regions OTI works in are often data-deserts. With little information to go on, it’s difficult to create valuable products to help inform decision-making.

With OpenStreetMap (OSM), the wikipedia of maps, data can be added, extracted, and analyzed illuminating parts of the world that have not yet been mapped at such a fine scale. By interning on this project you will become experts at adding spatial data, doing open-source research, validation and in the humanitarian/development’s community use of OSM. Interns will also get the opportunity to help improve tools that help other mappers add data to OSM.

Desired Skills Interests
Skill
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Research
Spanish
foreign language
Geography
Development
Coding
Python
Maps
Team Work
Arabic
French
Burmese
Ukrainian
Additional Information

To learn more about OpenStreetMap check out http://learnosm.org/en/beginner/introduction/ or this youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phwrgb16oEM