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Abstract

PoliMappers is a volunteer students’ group based at Politecnico di Milano. The mission of the group is to train and motivate the next generation of volunteer mappers and to do mapping using free and open source software within the university as well as primary and secondary schools.
Youth
Mappers
Workshops
PoliMappers has the honor of being the rst
YouthMappers chapter in Europe, as of December
2016.
1in January 2017
in Africa and Asia
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2OSM & JOSM basics
1st chapter in Europe
PoliMappers is a student association of Politecnico di Milano, recently founded in December 2016. The
mission of the group is to do mapping across dierent realities within the university as well as among primary
and secondary schools, furthermore to train and motivate the next generation of volunteer mappers.
PoliMappers is the rst European chapter of the International Association YouthMappers, founded in 2014
in the United States of America with the support of United States Agency for International Development
(USAID) to cultivate a new generation of leaders in the eld of open geospatial data and technologies, with the
purpose of creating through them resilient communities of the future. YouthMappers is a global network that
currently includes 52 chapters in 18 countries. In accordance with the terms of participation of YouthMappers,
the association's activities include at least two mapping activities per year: mapping the local area and
participating in a YouthMappers network promoted campaign.
FOSS4G-IT - XVIII GRASS meeting - X GFOSS Day - OSMit2017, Genoa, February 8 - 11 2017
Mapping
party
HOT
tasks
PoliMappers mapped the Leonardo Campus of
Politecnico di Milano using eld papers and JOSM,
both indoor and outdoor.
Dr. Marco Minghini gave a workshop on
OpenStreetMap (OSM), iD Editor and Eng. Francesco
Frassinelli on JOSM basics.
PoliMappers participated in Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) tasks in Zambia,
Philippines, Malawi, Tanzania and South Sudan.
PoliMappers: activities and objectives
Candan Eylül Kilsedar (1), Daniele Oxoli (1), Lorenza Sganzetta (2), Francesco Frassinelli (1), LorenzoStucchi (1),
Marco Minghini (1), Maria Antonia Brovelli (1)
(1) Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 20133 Milan
(2) Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 20133 Milano
https://www.facebook.com/polimappers/ https://twitter.com/PoliMappers https://www.instagram.com/polimappers/
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