How amateur mapmakers are solving real world problems

The FOSSEE-GIS is a vertical of the FOSSEE project, developed at IIT Bombay under Prof. Kannan Moudgalya, Principal Investigator; Prof. Pennan Chinnasamy (Co.P.I. FOSSEE and lead FOSSEE-QGIS), Mr. Mohamed Kasim Khan, National Coordinator - FOSSEE-GIS. Since 2020, the FOSSEE-GIS team has been conducting Mapathon, a pan-India mapping challenge using observation, satellite, remote sensing and crowdsourced data, among others. Participants are taught and built capacity to create basic maps using QGIS following which they have to identify problem statements in their local areas. Maps are then created, analysed and presented. Successful candidates are issued certificates.