My name is Dermot, and I’m a Mapaholic. I started adding bits of Ireland to OpenStreetMap early in 2007 and I haven’t stopped yet. When I started, there were pockets of coverage and a few interurban roads mapped. But basic things like a coastline were still missing. I was immediately bitten by the bug, bitten badly, and I have walked and driven large distance in places I would otherwise never have seen just to put them on the map. I won’t dwell on this, because this story isn’t about me, but it will help explain my reaction to the main part of this story once we get there.
Read Dermot’s full blog post here – https://maplesotho.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/90-young-mappers-and-one-flabbergasted-older-one/
Find out more about Dermot on OSM – http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/mackerski/