"Mapping for a better world"
Clemson Mappers is a student-led group whose mission is to facilitate existing engineering and public health projects with geospatial applications and analysis. The group is officially affiliated with Youth Mappers collaborative relief efforts, to build maps that address local community issues and communicate stories about local historical and ecological events. Students will integrate geospatial technologies into their scholarly activities across all disciplines and build connections throughout the world. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on projects and activities.
What will Clemson Mappers do?
Members of Clemson Mappers will be able to connect and collaborate with other students in the Global Youth Mappers network. Students will learn how to use and create open geospatial data for humanitarian and development needs.
Members will be conducting at least two mapathons, events or local community mapping annually.
How can you join?
Any student currently enrolled at Clemson whether undergraduate or graduate can join Clemson Mappers simply by clicking on Join in our Tiger Quest portal.
By joining the Youth Mappers network, you will be a part of a growing community of young people around the world and can share ideas and results of your mapping efforts to make a difference in your own community.
Following are the key benefits :
Free Hands-on training on geospatial and mapping skills
Apply newly learned skills and experience real-world projects
Advance your career and give a competitive edge in the workplace
Hone your leadership skills
Members will be exclusively eligible to apply for future calls for participation for special support such as leadership opportunities, female mappers activities, and student research fellowships.
Clemson Mappers mapping for relief projects with the Sri Lanka flood , Ecuador earthquake, Malaria in Mozambique, and Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
Check out the Projects that Youth Mappers is currently supporting.
Clemson Mappers Events
We have participated in mapping for several humanitarian aid projects.
Tanzania missing buildings Babati District
Tanzania has a very high incidence of Female Genital Mutilation, extreme poverty, early marriage and Gender Based Violence. NGOs on the ground need better maps to facilitate their outreach work and protect girls at risk of FGM.
The Missing Maps project aims to map the most vulnerable places in the world (affected by humanitarian crises: disease epidemics, conflict, natural disasters, poverty, environmental crises). Building on HOT's disaster preparedness projects, the Missing Maps tasks facilitate pre-emptive mapping of priority countries to better facilitate disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when crises occur.
Urban Waste Mapping in Akure Nigeria
Urban waste is one of the major threats to global environment in the world today and also, it’s one of the cause of flooding and airborne diseases. As global civilization keeps improving, there is increase in commercial, residential, and infrastructure development due to the population growth which has a negative impact on the environment if not properly planned, monitored and maintained.
Students at Clemson University and USC are joining fellow volunteers around the world to leverage their friendly competition to help map urban waste in Akure, Nigeria.
Saving Mothers Giving Life: Kyenjojo, Uganda
Saving Mothers, Giving Life is a five-year public-private partnership to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in sub-Saharan African countries dramatically. Understanding the delays in reaching care in a timely manner requires better understanding of the roads connecting facilities with communities. Our contribution to mapping tasks will improve the knowledge of the relationships between access to and use of life-saving maternal and child health services.
Earthquakes in Mexico
A powerful earthquake (magnitude 7.1) jolted central Mexico on Tuesday 19 September 2017, cracking building facades and scattering rubble on streets in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.Our contributions included mapping buildings and roads before and after the earthquake and helped identify impacted areas.
Earthquakes in Ecuador
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated cities in Ecuador in April 2016. Our contributions included mapping buildings before and after the earthquake and helped identify impacted areas.
Flooding in Sri Lanka
Severe flooding in Sri Lanka in May 2016 caused flooding and landslides affecting over half a million people. Relief agencies needed detailed information about housing units, and we helped map these locations.
Health and Disease Prevention in Mozambique
Malaria prevention and control is crucial for preventing child and maternal deaths. We mapped the locations of homes in July 2016, improving the efficiency and reach of spraying campaigns for malaria prevention.
Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
During October 2016, over 2 feet of rain fell on the southwestern region of Haiti from Hurricane Matthew, destroying homes, roads, and bridges. Disaster relief planners use maps of the houses and buildings we mapped to coordinate assistance.