A First Maps Class

Today volunteers taught a maps class to students in grades 5 and 6 – a small lesson involving papers and pencils. The goal was to produce maps they could show to the real Haitian mapmakers of COSMHA and other volunteers at Grassroots
United later in the day.

Read here:http://haiti.mphise.net/cosmha-comunite-openstreetmap-de-haiti

Read here:http://grassrootsunited.org/

The students said that the map of the world’s countries never changes, so Nick brought up Haiti in 1804 and Adam explained South Sudan in 2011.

It was a fantastic map making workshop where each kid made a map of a favorite neighborhood(s), and a frisbee was offered to the girl who drew the most beautiful map.

Some photos here to illustrate the participants’ pride in their work.

Workshop participants

Showing off their projects!

Individual demonstration and description

Presentation and discussion of her project

Another presenter describing his work

The winner and her friend enjoy Frisbee fun

Later, 4 people from COSMHA worked from 2-to-5pm at GRU in Port-au-Prince, trying to put together a business plan to create paper-tap-tap maps.

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