College Students Map North St. Louis, Develop Geospatial Skills at GeoHornet Mapathon

April 8, 2021
Photo of people having a discussion during a Zoom meeting
Former NGA Director Robert Sharp (at left), who joined UMSL Chancellor Kristin Sobolik in signing an Educational Partnership Agreement between UMSL and NGA last year, is joining the UMSL Geospatial Collaborative as a research fellow and will help guide efforts to lead collaborative K-16 workforce and talent development. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Daues/NGA)


The OpenStreetMap program has a more detailed and accurate depiction of north St. Louis, thanks to 12 Harris-Stowe State University students who participated in the GeoHornet Mapathon March 19, hosted by Harris-Stowe State University with participation by Maxar and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

NGA’s involvement in the mapathon was in support of the Education Partnership Agreement it signed with HSSU last fall.