Nicolas Chavent

Geographer, GIS, mapper, active grounding OpenStreetMap, OpenData and Free Geomatics the grassroot way accross the Francophone space since 2010.

Affiliation – Associations Les Libres Géographes (LLG) and Projet Espace OSM Francophone (ProjetEOF) Affiliation – Associations Les Libres Géographes (LLG) et Projet Espace OSM Francophone (ProjetEOF) OpenStreetMap username – Nicolas Chavent OpenStreetMap username – Nicolas Chavent


Bilingual Breakout Session – Community building and empowerment in South: French-speaking countries in Africa+Haiti

This talk will present the rise of active, self-standing grassroots communities in Haiti, Western and Central Africa since 2010 resulting from a unique set of continued support actions replicable in other territories, by an ensemble of speakers from (at least) France, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo

"Mapathon, mapathon, mapathon!"

Who benefits from the mapathons: between (over)communication and (over)attribution, critical feedback on the inflation of a form of action oversold in the field of humanitarian action and development aid. Really for the benefit of OSM?

OSMF local chapters in countries of the Global South what can we learn from OSM associations dynamics in French-speaking southern countries of Africa and the Caribbean?

This talk will share lessons that OSM and OSMF members can learn about the multi-years collective dynamics around OpenStreetMap which unfold in French-speaking southern countries of Africa and the Caribbean with the view of identifying paths for local OSM grassroots groups evolution towards a formal OSMF local chapters.