OSM Fiji Field Data Collection and Validation Exercise

In early March OSM Fiji had advertised a call for volunteers for field data collection and validation exercises. This exercise is the final part of OSM Fiji’s HOTOSM Facebook Community Impact Microgrant from 2021. We will be using a select group of these volunteers to both collect and validate existing OSM data focused on theContinue reading “OSM Fiji Field Data Collection and Validation Exercise”

Map for Fijis Vulnerable Community

By: Aleen Prasad, OSM Fiji Volunteer Due to the Fiji Islands geographic complexity and its severity to natural disaster, it is salient that we have up to date maps before disasters strike in order to better respond to areas affected by natural phenomena such as tropical cyclones, flooding, and other disasters. It also supports aidContinue reading “Map for Fijis Vulnerable Community”

June Events: Socialization Workshop and Mapathon

Are you free next week Tuesday, 2pm- 4pm? If you are join us as we talk more about open data, sources and look at interesting examples from our own Pasifika region! You can register for the Open Data Socialisation Workshop for free using the following link. We are also hosting our second mapathon on WednesdayContinue reading “June Events: Socialization Workshop and Mapathon”

Mosese, OSM and Valenicina

Mosese, affectionately known as Moji in his community, used his knowledge and background in data collection and his role as a volunteer at the local Disaster Risk Reduction Club to support changes that are occurring within his community. Moji had attended a joint workshop and mapathon focused on open data management and OpenStreetMap for DRRContinue reading “Mosese, OSM and Valenicina”

ANNOUNCEMENT:#OSMFiji Mapathon Event

We would like to invite all interested people in the Pacific Islands to participate in our first ever community mapathon. Join us online on the 26th of May for a fun afternoon of learning how to contribute to OpenStreetMap. We’ll focus on mapping buildings in the General Suva- Nausori Area using the HOT Tasking Manager.Continue reading “ANNOUNCEMENT:#OSMFiji Mapathon Event”

OSM Fiji and the Facebook Community Impact Microgrant

Three communities¬†in the Asia-Pacific have been selected as recipients of the Facebook Community Impact Microgrant via HOT OSM. Of these three communities, OSM Fiji was one of them! OSM Fiji (Fiji)¬†aims through the provided microgrant to work closely with our existing local community to establish operational datasets for disaster risk reduction that are open, accessible,Continue reading “OSM Fiji and the Facebook Community Impact Microgrant”