09 October 2014 | debigc
On July 25th the first ever worldwide openstreetmap Mapathon focussed on Lesotho was held in seven venues across the world. These included Maefeng and Qacha’s Nek (Lesotho), Swords (Ireland), Katowice(Poland), Muenster(Germany), Ottowa(Canada) and North Carolina(USA). Different numbers of mappers gathered in the name of #MapLesotho and the spirit of #HOTOSM. The largest number of these were in Swords which had 24, while other venues typically had 5-10. In total 126 Mappers joined the tasks that day.
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The outcome of the Mapathon was the creation of a smaller number of mappers who visited the #MapLesotho tasks with regularity in the following days and ‘mopped up’ the inevitable half-completed tiles. This smaller number are what made the enormity of the #MapLesotho tasks gradually reduce over the following weeks.