Asia Pacific Map and Chat Hour
The Asia Pacific Map and Chat Hour (AP-MACH) is an online monthly event hosted by the Open Mapping Hub - Asia Pacific (OMH-AP) that aims to gather OSM enthusiasts to create a regional movement to connect, network, collaborate, map, and have fun together. Its main objective is to create a space where mappers - both new and old, can come together to not just map, but also develop a relationship with each other, because we believe we need to work together as a unified team to strengthen mapping in our region and create a movement.
From August 2021 - December 2021, the OMH-AP has successfully implemented 5 Map and Chat Hour sessions. It was able to account for 583 participants from 31 countries and mapped more than 13,600 buildings in Fiji, Kiribati, and Bangladesh altogther.
General Activity Timeline
|0:00 - 0:15||OMH Introductions
Rules and Regulations
Timeline and Agenda
What and Why "Map and Chat Hour"
|0:15 - 0:20||Breakout Rooms Guidelines|
|0:20 - 1:00||Opening of Break Out Rooms|
|1:00 - 1:20||OSM Game|
|1:20 - 1:25||Attendance Form|
|1:25 - 1:30||Closing Remarks/ Announcement/ Updates|
Map and Chat Hour 2021 Sessions
|Session||Date||Time (+8:00)||Number of Participants||Beginner Room||Map Room||Chat Room||Game Time|
|Session 1||August 27, 2021 (Friday)||5:00 PM||122||Introduction to OSM||Map your own Community||Questions for the Open Mapping Hub||OSM Bingo|
|Session 2||last week of September||5:00 PM||129||Introduction to OSM + OSM Bingo||Mapping Project in Fiji + OSM Bingo|
|Session 3||last week of October||5:00 PM||88||Introduction to OSM||Mapping Project in Kiribati||Disaster Mapping Needs with Harry Machmud||Where on Earth Game|
|Session 4||last week of November||5:00 PM||124||Introduction to MapSwipe||Mapping Project in Bangladesh||Challenges in Community Building with Arnalie Vicario||OSM Scavenger Hunt|
|Session 5||4th week of December||5:00 PM||120||Sharing from Community Speakers (MapaTagontong - Philippines, Toaa Brown - Samoa, Mohammed Faisal - Iraq) and Disaster Mapping Research with David Garcia||Movie Game and OSM Scavenger Hunt|
|Session||Winners and Prizes|
Statistics generated are sourced from the attendance form collected during Map and Chat Hours. This accounts for 50% of actual attendees.
|Participants joining atleast 1 Session||196||100%|
|Participants joining atleast 2 Session||60||31%|
|Participants joining atleast 3 Session||17||9%|
|Participants joining atleast 4-5 Session||6||3%|
|Priority Country (25)||82.9%|
|Asia Pacific Non Priority Country||9.8%|
|Outside Asia Pacific Region||7.3%|
|Rank||Country||Number of Registered PAX|
Gender Identity Distribution
|Queer, Gender-fluid, Agender, etc.||3.4%|
Participant Profile Statistics
Map and Chat Hour 2022 Sessions
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