Openstreetmap & QGIS Training for geology students in Bamako

Openstreetmap & QGIS Training for geology students in Bamako




Nineteen students of Geology participated in six days of Openstreetmap and QGIS training at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology  conducted by Openstreetmap Mali members, from  November 13th to 20th 2017

          It was the first time those students discovered Openstreetmap and the amazing software and tools freely available to them to product open geodata , extract and reuse them for any purpose. As future geology professionals, they were quick to understand the potential for empowerment – we can’t wait to see how they will take advantage of them in the field.


First, they learnt to use OSMTracker to collect data in the field and OsmAnd to use it on the move.










Then  they plunged into JOSM for more powerful data production and quality assurance. Happy to see their newly contributed data appear on the map , they then proceeded to extract them with the Overpass API,bbbike and HotExport Tools.







They then turned to reuse Openstreetmap data to create webmaps with umap and QGIS… Those six days have turned into true believers , ready to promote these tools. !








students are grateful to have been offered theopportunity to participate in this rich training thanks to theMicrogrant and they thank the Humanitarian   Openstreetmap Team for its partnership with  Openstreetmap Mali !

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