I am a Benin member of OpenStreetMap Community. I have university degrees in Geography, History, GIS and Prehistory/Archaeology. I work as a GIS and Cartography
My user page is here
From my first professional experience, I had the opportunity to work as a mapper. I also learnt how the geographic information is processed and handle by governmental and authorities, and I could measure the constraints and limits of non open data, limiting the possibilities of analysis and data cross-cuts.
I always studied at the same time: made researches about how to use OSM in geography.
My first experiences as OSM Contributor
My involvement in OSM
Since August 2013, I have been trained From my experience, I feel now as critical the need to make IT coders, GIS and social media specialists involved in OSM and HOT focusing on some tools useful for in the field responses, the international humanitarian organizations as well as local authorities and communities. This encompasses specific humanitarian renderings, adaptation/improvements of some tools (Walking Papers, MapOSMatic, POI renderings ala POI map or thematic maps ala ITO...) to both the humanitarian context, but also, I would say above all, to the needs of the local stakeholders, in order to provide what would be especially useful for them and foster their daily use.