MAPAbabae 2021: #ChooseToChallenge Gender Inequality in Open Mapping - Event Report

Saturday 6 March 2021
13:00 (PST)
Online, Phillipines (Asia & The Pacific)
Geoladies PH with Mapbeks, OpenStreetMap Philippines and DSWD

On Saturday 6th March 2021, the eleventh Open Data Day took place with people around the world organising hundreds of events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. Thanks to generous support from key funders, the Open Knowledge Foundation was able to support the running of more than 60 of these events via our mini-grants scheme.

This event received an Open Knowledge Foundation mini-grant thanks to support from Mapbox.

Photo of MAPAbabae 2021: #ChooseToChallenge Gender Inequality in Open Mapping

How did your event celebrate open data?

On 6th March 2021, various local organisations and small groups came together (virtually) to celebrate Open Data Day, International Women’s Day and Trans-Visibility Week with the theme: #ChooseToChallenge Gender Inequality in Open Mapping. The online event highlighted women who lead in mapping and responding in times of pandemic, and trans women in tech, as well as conducted a mini-mapathon and datathon to map features catering to women and LGBTQIA+ needs. We aim to increase representation and participation of women and LGBTQIA+ in the open mapping platform - OpenStreetMap - to generate open data with and for local communities.

Lessons learned from your event

Here are some lessons learned shared by the participants and organising team:

A. Participants

Why do you love Open Data Day?

We love Open Data Day because we want to celebrate communities for whom and with whom open data are made.

ai book brush card chart-bar cloud-download code-outline coin-dollar datopiandown environment environment2 equality fcdofcofrictionless GFDRR_Primary Logo_Whitehewletthivos ilda link Mapbox_Logo_08 mapping money ocplandscape-whiteresearch resourcewatch rights sparc sphere twitter user-outline users video wave-reverse wave youtube