UPRI and UPRI YouthMappers conduct mapathon activities to support the Turkish OpenStreetMap community

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.

The online mapathon is led by the UPRI YouthMappers, and supported by various YouthMappers chapter members

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.

The second mapathon session at the UPRI office, with Dr. Lagmay and the EU disaster experts visitors


Members of the UPRI YouthMappers joined the mapathon session at the UPRI office

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! 🌏