OSM has become more than just a simple mapping tool. Around it, a community has been built that is concerned about the situation of the map, and therefore, about the situation of the world. By introducing social mapping from an early stage, we will be giving students responsibilities, the fact that they themselves contribute to the improvement of their map implies that they are aware of being able to contribute data that will be used by their community, I mean, they will recognize their value in their community. Additionally, they are identifying a problem in the fact there is no free, up-to-date map of his community, raising his level of awareness and ultimately taking action and learning collaboratively with his peers to achieve this.
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