Do you know about the… OpenStreetMap Foundation?
10-17, 15:30– (Pacific/Auckland), Plenary

Everyone knows about OpenStreetMap, but not everyone knows what is the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

Everyone knows about OpenStreetMap, but not everyone knows what is the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

In this session, we will talk about
- who we are,
- what we do,
- how you can join and grow the OpenStreetMap Foundation, Working Groups and initiatives, and
- how we can take action for the future of OSM.

Lanieta Rokotuiwakaya is a Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant with the United Nations with expertise in Geospatial and Climate Change in the Pacific region. Previously, she worked at a prominent regional organization where she focused on forest mapping with remote sensing and managing spatial data.

Lanieta earned her bachelor's degree in Geography and Marine Affairs from the University of the South Pacific and is currently pursuing her Postgraduate Diploma in Islands and Ocean Stewardship from the same institution. She is also a board member of the Pacific GIS & Remote Sensing Council and Geospatial Insights Support Team Advisory Panel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). She is a Réseau Associate, Réseau aims to amplify the voices of professional women working in the global geospatial arena.

This speaker also appears in:

Community member, OSM Philippines
Advocate, Geoladies PH
Online Community Engagement Lead, HOT
Board member, OSM Foundation

Arnalie from the Philippines, username: arnalielsewhere, advocates for open data and is passionate about building inclusive spaces in the open mapping and open geo community. She was a GIS Specialist for seven years until she shifted to (online) community engagement in 2020. She works as Online Community Engagement Lead at Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team - Philippines, and as a full time mother.

She has been an Openstreetmap contributor since 2016, the same year she joined and became part of the OSM community in the Philippines. In 2018, she met her partner at the State of the Map - Milan conference, and reconvened GeoLadies Philippines, an advocacy group for community diversity, collaborative participation, and affirmative spaces especially for women, and under-represented communities in OpenStreetMap. She is a supporter and ally of various communities and networks such as Geochicas, Women+ in Geo, Open Heroines, and more.

You can learn more about her views about community in OpenStreeMap and humanitarian open mapping in the [1] Geomob Podcast Interview - Arnalie Vicario: Building inclusive spaces in OSM as well as through her [2] OSM Diaries.