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iHub By Jessica Colaço / January 24, 2011

Ladies Mapping Party

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Dear Ladies,

Do you want to change the world?  Join us at iHub on 12 February 2011 for a Mapping Party using Google Map Maker! There are places around the globe that still do not have access to high quality maps, but we can change this using Google Map Maker.  We are going to be working together to map out Kenya, building a better map for everyone in the world to see.

No experience is necessary and all you need to bring is your local expertise, a good attitude, and your laptop. This will be a really fun group activity, and at the end of the Mapping Party we will be able to see how much we have contributed to the community.  Just take a look at this YouTube video of Da Lat, Vietnam for inspiration

Please RSVP by 2 February 2011 to confirm your attendance at the Mapping Party.

You can see more examples of Google Map Maker transforming the world at http://www.youtube.com/user/googlemapmaker and if you have any questions or require any clarifications, please email: galsonmaps@gmail.com .

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


12 Comments
  • Tweets that mention Ladies Mapping Party *iHub_ -- Topsy.com at 11:51:43AM Monday, January 24, 2011

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Sipho Ngwenya, *iHub_. *iHub_ said: Ladies Mapping Party http://t.co/KekB99G [...]

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  • Mikel at 14:58:49PM Monday, January 24, 2011

    Ladies, how about contributing to an open source map, rather than a corporate owned map? :)

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  • Alex at 11:22:38AM Thursday, January 27, 2011

    @mikel – exactly what I was going to say too!

    Why not contribute to an open project where at least the generated data is free for anyone else to add/edit/reuse?

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  • Dagitari at 05:33:44AM Friday, January 28, 2011

    @Mikel how open is Open Street map anyway……I really hate this!

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  • Nzilani at 10:08:33AM Sunday, January 30, 2011

    Hey,what time is the event?

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  • Jessica Colaco at 08:49:56AM Monday, January 31, 2011

    8am – 5pm

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  • Mapping Hacks » Blog Archive » Maps Tell Stories, redux at 22:15:02PM Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    [...] data license, where you can not use the data as you see fit. Second, they have stolen the idea of Mapping Parties, a unique concept and name we developed. Third, they’re even copying initiatives to map [...]

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  • Google’s Exploitation of Open Community | Open Intelligence at 22:16:45PM Thursday, April 14, 2011

    [...] data license, where you can not use the data as you see fit. Second, they have stolen the idea of Mapping Parties, a unique concept and name we developed. Third, they’re even copying initiatives to map [...]

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  • Google targets Africa | Stopping the spread of Sharia in America at 20:16:21PM Friday, October 14, 2011

    [...] data license, where you can not use the data as you see fit. Second, they have stolen the idea of Mapping Parties, a unique concept and name we developed. Third, they’re even copying initiatives to map [...]

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  • Brain Off » We Need to Stop Google’s Exploitation of Open Communities :: Mikel Maron :: Building Digital Technology for Our Planet at 05:33:30AM Saturday, November 12, 2011

    [...] data license, where you can not use the data as you see fit. Second, they have stolen the idea of Mapping Parties, a unique concept and name we developed. Third, they’re even copying initiatives to map [...]

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  • Announcing funding from Google to support the iHub community *iHub_ at 12:57:02PM Monday, April 2, 2012

    [...] together with the community over the last two years learning from each other through events such as Ladies Mapping parties, Trainings on Google Earth, Fireside Chats with Marissa Mayer, Office Hours with Bob Aman and [...]

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  • Eric Schmidt at the iHub | *iHub_ at 21:30:38PM Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    [...] with the community over the last two years learning from each other through events such as Ladies Mapping parties, Trainings on Google Earth, Fireside Chats with Marissa Mayer, Office Hours with Bob [...]

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