In November 2018, I was privileged to have parcipated in the second DigitalTransport4Africa meet-up and workshop organized by the Agence française de développement (AFD) and it’s partners.

Day 0 with Nathalie Day 0: Nathalie and I finding our way to the nearest KFC

My participation in this meetup dates back to mapping of Accra’s trotro with support from the local OpenStreetMap community, Jungle Bus and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

This meetup also saw the launch of the Beta version of the DigitalTransport4Africa Resource Center: which contains data, information and tools used to accomplish paratransit mapping projects in Africa and around the world.

We had a day of Open event for everyone with presentations, interactions and networking around Open Transport at Le Square. GTFS was much higlighted as we are talking about transportation. Interested in GTFS? Here is a comprehensive MOOC from the World Bank - Introduction to the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and Informal Transit System Mapping (Self-Paced)

Knowing that this was my first time in Europe and Paris, I had the opportunity to move around a bit. I loved the connectivity of sidewalks in Paris. Thanks to the awesome OpenStreetMap community in France, my self and colleague enthusiasts had no difficulty moving around. It was also a great time to put face to somr OSM usernames from Paris I have known remotely.

Walking Paris I very much admire how easy it is to walk around in Paris. Yes I walked from my around Gare de Lyon to Notre Dame then to Eiffel Tower with Mr. Randy :)

Cheers! Cheers! Am not good at selfies!

Kisio Digital We visited Kisio Digital roof top

La Defense En route to visit Jean-Marc, first time riding a metro :D

Get lost! When we got lost on a freezing morning.

Thank you to Agence Francaise de Developpemnent for the invitation and all DigitalTransport4Africa partners for organizing this meet up.