We are happy to announce that disastermappers heidelberg just joined youthmappers– an international network with over 4,000 university student mappers in 78 campus chapters that are spread across 25 countries. Since 2015, youthmappers help student mapping initiatives around the world to address real-world challenges, following the theme “We don`t just build maps- we build mappers”. After Polimappers in Milan, disastermappers are the second chapter to support the network from Europe.
Since 2014 the launch of the students initiative, disastermappers heidelberg have been organizing mapathons, webinars and workshops at the Geographical Institute at Heidelberg University and beyond to build a platform for exchange between students, researchers and humanitarian actors. Furthermore, disastermappers support the work of humanitarian organizations, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and local communities e.g. through their membership in Missing Maps, with mapping, research and applications in collaboration with the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and HeiGIT.
After learning about youthmappers and starting to connect through mutual membership in Missing Maps, disastermappers are looking forward to closer collaboration with the numerous chapters, exciting exchange and projects.
Learn more about youthmappers and the participating chapters here.
HeiGIT is generously supported through core funding from the Klaus Tschira Foundation Heidelberg.