About Me

Hey, Samuel here, you may call me Sam or Sammy just as most friends do. I L❤VE MAPS🌍! Yes, I am a staunch GIS enthusiast and I’m fascinated by the power of maps. I enjoy playing around QGIS and ArcGIS and learning new stuff. I’m an addicted OpenStreetMap contributor and heavily involved in the local, regional and global communities (KNUST YouthMappers, OSM Ghana, OSM Africa, OpenStreetMap Foundation, weeklyOSM Team, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team).

I currently work in the Data Science field. My career goal is to bridge my interest in GIS and Data Science and become Geospatial Data Scientist. You’ll often find me busily mapping on OpenStreetMap, learning something new or improving my French language skills when I’m free. Or maybe watching one cool video from ColdFusion TV on YouTube.

🎓I am an old boy of Prempeh College and also hold a bachelor’s degree in Development Planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Latest Blog Post

26 Aug 2019 . personal . Participating in Open Cities Africa (Accra) Project: The journey so far... Comments

Background… Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a city that is beleaguered by perennial flooding, with peaks during the rainy season during June and July. In June. 2015 for example, a heavy rain, an explosion and a fire occurred at a petrol station in Accra, reportedly killing over 250 people, many of whom had gone there to take shelter from the flooding and rain. Devastating floods hit areas around Accra and claimed the lives of a number of persons after heavy rainfall from 18 June 2018. The floods occur year in, year out.

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Timeline

  • April 2020 - Today

    Junior GIS & Data Analyst

  • November 2019 - March 2020

    Data Science Apprentice

  • September 2018 - August 2019

    Development Planning Assistant

  • September 2014 - June 2018

    BSc. Development Planning

  • September 2010 - May 2013

    Business Studies

Contact

Drop me an email if you are interested in me coding for you or saving your neighborhood!