The UP Resilience Institute YouthMappers (UPRIYM) hosted an online mapathon for Turkey and Syria to support the Turkish OpenStreetMap (OSM) community following the earthquake that hit southern Turkey and northern Syria. It was conducted last February 9, 2023, and various student members and volunteers of the local YouthMappers chapters in the Philippines, such as Southern Leyte State University, UP Visayas Tacloban YouthMappers, and UPRI YouthMappers, participated in the mapathon. Members of the YouthMappers chapters from Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe also joined to support the mapping initiative led by UPRIYM.
UPRI also conducted its internal mapathon activities last February 14 and 16, 2023, at the UP Resilience Institute office. Joined by the UP Resilience Institute YouthMappers’ newest members, UPRI staff and YouthMappers volunteers helped map the affected areas in Turkey and Syria using the HOT Tasking Manager.
As of 17 February 2023, over 1,215,000 buildings and 156,714km of roads are mapped using OpenStreetMap. Various organizations use the data from OSM for their disaster operations and response activities. To check the latest statistics related to Turkey mapping, check this website.
We want to thank everyone for your contributions! Let us keep on mapping!