State of the Map Africa 2021

This is how OSM changed my life !
2021-11-21, 11:45–12:05 (UTC), Room 1
Language: English

The objective is to tell you how OSM has impacted my life, I made it a lifestyle. OSM is a real opportunity to express our social responsibility. Beyond a database, beyond a technology, it's a way of thinking ! OSM is a real opportunity to express our social responsibility. Beyond a database, beyond a technology, it's a way of thinking !


Today's economy is dominated by the frantic search for short-term gains. Global society can only find its balance and salvation if each actor is aware of his or her share of collective responsibility and acts accordingly.

It is to contribute to the emergence of a new economic and social coherence that I really invested myself in the OpenStreetMap project. The dynamics that we have initiated through GeOsm Family are part of this movement with the will to give the OSM project an innovative character and an exceptional dimension for an inclusive and sustainable development.

OSM is a real opportunity to express our social responsibility. Beyond a database, beyond a technology, it's a way of thinking !

Willy Franck SOB is the CEO of SOGEFI, a company specialized in geospatial and land management. He is passionate about the implementation of open source location intelligence platforms  in developing countries. He is an active member in the OpenStreetMap Community with which he created GeOsm (https://geo.sm), a key infrastructure of developing countries digital transformation. His expertise is recognised by several international institutions(The World Bank, GIZ, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, AFD, etc.),

This speaker also appears in: