The UN Mapper of the month - May 2023
Our mapper of the month of May 2023 is Sango Bishiri Narcisse, based in Chad he lives in N'Djamena. He has distinguished himself during the global training that was conducted in French.
He mostly maps during his free time; we asked him to tell us his story.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a software engineer, and since I don't have a permanent job, I use my free time to collect data for national and international companies.
How did you know about UN Mappers?
I discovered UN Mappers through a WhatsApp group of data collectors from CRH (Center for Humanitarian Research).
You participated in our global training in French. How did it seem to you? Which topic did you find the most interesting?
Regarding the OSM training and humanitarian mapping, I would say that it was wonderful. The training was done with very precise details, allowing us to ask questions directly to the trainer and to share our difficulties and progress with others via Discord. Either building mapping, residential areas, roads, waterways or terrain mapping, everything was very interesting to me. I cannot decide which type of mapping I prefer now but maybe I will with time.
When do you map?
For remote mapping, I do it when I have free time or when I have insomnia. For field mapping, I prepare a well-defined program. Sometimes, if by chance I need to leave one place for another and I must walk all the way, I take the opportunity to map the area.
Why do you enjoy mapping? Which are your motivations?
First, I often map to improve myself and gain a better understanding of the tool. Also, I map to positively manage my free time after my daily tasks, I just like mapping. I don't know about the others, but I take a lot of enjoyment from it.
In which countries do you map the most?
Since the training until now, I have mapped in two countries: Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo.