This track gathers various lightning talks of 5 minutes each.
## Being ohsome with R
*Oliver Fritz* | *[ofr1tz](https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/ofr1tz)*
How to query the ohsome API from R to aggregate and extract elements from the OSM history.
## Introducing tilemaker 2.0
*Richard Fairhurst* | *[Richard](https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Richard)*
Vector tiles are great! Having to maintain a rendering database isn't. That's where tilemaker comes in. SOTM 2021 will see the release of the [all-new v2.0](https://github.com/systemed/tilemaker) which makes vector tiles speedily, on your own hardware, without a database. Richard Fairhurst explains how it works and how you can use it.
## GeOsm: The first mapping data-based social network to connect and empower communities.
*SOB Willy Franck*
Our goal is to create a mapping data-based social network for territory stakeholders. We want to work with different actors of the digital ecosystem to facilitate the promotion of our tool to those who need it. And it will be up to each community to appropriate the approach in an innovative way to help states, associations, people, companies and the environment.
## State of The Map Africa 2021
*Sharon Omoja* | *[shazomojah](https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/shazomojah)*
The State of the Map Africa conference celebrates the culture of open mapping, open data and GIS and its impact across Africa. In this talk we will give updates and plans for this year's State of the Map Africa conference.
## Presenting New Numbers: Quantifying the Increase in Paid Editing Since 2018
There are now more than 2,500 active _paid editors_ in the OSM Community. The last time we comprehensively quantified this editing activity involved just 1,000 editors across ten companies. This talk describes the increase in paid editing since 2018 with country-level breakdowns of editing activity and information regarding new editing teams and the growth of the existing teams.
## Tanga Buildings Import and Community Mapping
*Antidius Kawamala* | *[KAWAMALA](https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/KAWAMALA)*
This is an Initiative for scaling up the OpenStreetMap Project by addition of buildings footprint data for entire region of Tanga,Datasets was developed by Ardhi University Students (ARU) in Collaboration with Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) in 2021.
Furthermore, There are different community mapping activities as micro-works going on in the region, as the mission of enriching and making freely global spatial data as well as capacity building to the local community on how to use free and open source tools in contributing data to OSM.
## Activities performed by IRDP YouthMappers on 2021
*Shabani Magawila* | *[SHABANI MAGAWILA ](https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/SHABANI MAGAWILA)*
[IRDP YouthMappers](https://twitter.com/irdp_mappers) is one of the Active Chapter available in Dodoma, under the supervision of the Institute of rural Development Planning - Dodoma. The chapter has been able to participate in various projects and was able to organize several trainings. With the skills we had we were able to help our fellow students to complete their Field Work Practice.