The Gampaha District is an urban and agricultural district located on the Western coast of Sri Lanka just north of Colombo in the Attanagalu Oya River basin. This area is very prone to flooding with important human, material, and financial damages. The goal of this task is to map all the roads, buildings, agricultural lands, and other infrastructures.
Contribute to Open Data in the Philippines to support development and growth, particularly World Bank financing for more farm-to-market roads and the improvement of roads around tourism areas. Contribute by tracing farm to market roads in Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines.
Engaging Youth in Mapping Agriculture and Food Security
About 65.6 % people are directly or indirectly dependent in agriculture in Nepal. Despite being a predominantly agricultural country, people in Nepal—particularly the young generation, aged between 10 and 24, which constitutes 33% of the total population—do not choose agriculture as their preferred profession and do not work in countryside. Rather, they prefer to move to urban centers in search of better life. This results into in two major problems: decrease in agricultural productivity and over-crowded urban centers with significant challenges to manage.
Research and map food security-related organizations and assets locally. Compile lists of food banks, community gardens, CSA drop-off locations, food stores that accept WICS or food stamps, and similar locations. Process and geocode their addresses, and add to OSM using Food Security tags. Reach out to local food organizations, and build on their ideas to visualize and share the collected data.
We plan to map local farmer’s markets to include where the vendors are coming from. We would like to discuss details of the topic with GMU and OSM organizers. One outcome will be OSM Tasking Manager assignments.
Below are some helpful starting points for mapping farmers markets. Participants should use them to look up the information local farmers markets and then add them to OSM.