Eight and a half hours to go for #MapLesotho

04 December 2015 | joejgrace

Hi, I’m Joe. And this is my first blog ever. I hope you like it.

It’s nearly half past eleven. That means I’ve been mapping Lesotho since eight am, making it sixteen and a half hours of OpenStreetMap mayhem in my school.

[caption id=”attachment_613” align=”aligncenter” width=”260”]joe_teaching That’s me with the cute dimples[/caption]

Wow, everything has happened… we got banned from the OSM server because we were working so hard. When everyone arrived today I was “volunteered” to help create accounts for new users and show them how to use it. Some of my classmates signed to twitter today and are now part of the #MapLesotho community and learned so much, are now all experts and willing to help others.

[caption id=”attachment_607” align=”aligncenter” width=”251”]progress Now 100% validated, we started at 49% at 8am!![/caption]

It was really cool looking at the leaderboard created by Colin Broderick who is helping us map from Belgium.

[caption id=”attachment_600” align=”alignnone” width=”499”]leaderboard Leader Board at 23.30 GMT[/caption]

I’m in 28th place, …..but the night is still young!

This is a great moment for our school as we are contributing to a global cause to make more useful maps for developing countries.

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