Humanitarian OSM Team/HOT Microgrants/Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit Grant 2020/Proposal/Mapping Water Supply and Sanitation in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria

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Mapping Water Supply and Sanitation in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Mapping water supply and sanitation in Ilara-Mokin local government in Ondo State, Nigeria. Engage local members to collect quantitative and qualitative data of the predominant water supply in Ilara.
budget (USD)$4,945.74
location(s)Akure and our focusing effort is Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria
granteeAkintola Mercy
organization (if applicable)• YouthMappersFUTA

Your project

This is an opportunity for you to tell us about your project. In this section we'd like to hear about your community, which local challenge your project addresses, what you plan to do and how, your sustainability plan, and how you plan to share your stories.

Describe the local challenge your project is addressing

In this section please describe in detail the challenge that your project addresses. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

Water and its potability have been recognized as a critical factor in ensuring good life quality in our communities. This project examines the existing water supply and hygiene in Ilara, Ondo State with a view to determining the predominant water supply such as; borehole, government water, and wells as well as their sanitation. According to SDG 6, clean water and sanitation are seen as a widespread problem which brings along with them health challenges arising from the consumption of water from unhygienic sources. Illnesses such as cholera and diarrhea can be found in this category and they pose life-threatening dangers to the community especially in cases of limited supply. Inadequate sanitation around the world has led to increased occurrence of diseases and pollution of the environment with negative effects on water sources which is the major public health issue in Africa. Cases of limited water supply have also led to grievous child labor as children and mothers have to walk long distances with containers averagely 70 liters to get drinkable water for their families. Inaccessibility to potable water poses diverse effects on their quality of living with ripple effects on even their education. These problems are mostly faced by the poor.

Describe your project

In this section, please provide specific details about your mapping objectives. This should include: how you will contribute to help solve the local challenge you are addressing, what you aim to achieve with funding, what volume of mapping you plan to complete and how, and the number individuals are you aiming to include in mapping activities. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

Solving a problem requires an in-depth understanding of the causes, and this can be achieved by having the right data. The first procedure we are taking is data collection where we intend to create a dataset to respond to the inadequacies in water supply and sanitation in our region of interest. In this phase, we plan to collect field data locations of water supply, capture street-level imagery using mapillary mount with a bicycle, and also collect attributes information-the population of people living in a house and their proximity to drinkable water. We will also be engaging the local community in our mapping activities by making more awareness and introducing them to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap. Our area of interest (Ilara-mokin) has not been mapped, so we will engage our chapter members in mapping visible POIs of water supply and dumpsites on OSM, supported with captures of street-level imagery acquired with mapillary mapping tools by the field workers.

Then we move further to the validation phase in order to maintain standard tagging and quality data on OpenStreetMap. The data will be validated. We also intend to show them common tag errors, introduce them to the wiki open street for standard tagging reference and quality assurance tools like OSMcha, JOSM etc. We would transfer the knowledge we acquired from the HOT data internship to ensure high-quality data are pushed to the OSM database.

The estimated number of individuals to contribute to the mapping event are 30(10 field mappers, 15 remote mappers, and 5 validators).

In this section please describe how your activities will continue post-funding. If you are applying for funding to purchase equipment, explain who will store/use the equipment you purchase, and if you have long term sustainability plans for your community's development. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

Our plan as a chapter is to make available by purchase, equipment such as GPS, Drone and Reflective Jackets before the project commences. We plan to ensure proper maintenance during the fieldwork and off the field. Provision of adequate knowledge about the tools will be put in place to educate those that would be assigned to use the tools during the project and off the field. The chapter as a whole has agreed to pass the tools to subsequent leading generations and also include the proper report documentation on the current status of the tools purchased to the chapter’s yearly report.

Our long-term sustainability plan is based on achieving our long-term goals which are:

  • To gain partnerships with other organizations. We plan to work on projects and create datasets so as to benefit the school authorities for geospatial analysis and also for the Ondo state government. This will foster the partnership with these sectors as the year goes by.
  • To expand our networks across communities in different countries. We plan to extend our networks across other chapters in different countries for assistance with remote mapping of urgent projects and also foster good relationships to work together in the future and contribute to the world’s growth.
  • To increase community members and most especially females participation in mapping activities. We have scheduled activities like mapathon, field mapping sessions and others to train new members when joining the chapter. We have also created a responsive team that deals with recruiting, encouraging members most especially female to participate in these activities.
  • To create a website with details about our work and activities so far in the community. We are working on creating our chapter’s website to provide direct details about our work so far in the chapter and events details.
  • To create quality data on the OpenStreetMap platform. One of our main aims is to provide quality data on OpenStreetMap through remote and field mapping to make available reliable data for analysis.
  • To regularly organize outreach in high schools and universities around to expand the community. We have organized days where we set aside to meet with students in high schools and other universities to educate them on mapping and GIS for public knowledge and awareness. These tools will also be used to educate high school students as well as to catch and sustain their attention.

What are your community defined project goals, and how do you define project success?

Please explain you project goals. This can include: setting goals such as "we will train X number of new mappers", "we will register as a legal entity", or "the data will be used by X", and why these goals are important to your community such as "we intent to be legally registered so that we can receive more grant funding in the future", "we intend to engage X number of women in mapping activities so that we can empower local women" or "we want to build a partnership with X so that our data will be used and trusted". We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

We intend to host a mapping event before the HOT microgrant project starts. This mapping event will properly prepare our chapter members as well as publicise the humanitarian purpose of the mapping event, so we could have new volunteers within our sphere even before the project kickoff. Our aim is to first train members of our chapters on various mapping and validation tools, with this information we can practically engage and train 20 new local community mappers in the mapping event. In order to increase feminine mappers, we allegedly plan to use hands-on mapping tools like drones, GPS, capturing street-level images of the environment and also adding these data to OpenStreetMap. Data collected can be used by the government agency, local government, NGO, academic researchers and local community members to better understand our society needs. Our goal is to use this project to expand our chapter by recruiting new volunteer mappers, hosting mapathons, training them on various mapping tools as well as carrying out geospatial analysis.

What are your community's long term goals?

Please give describe your community's vision. This can include: where you see your community in five years time, how you want your data to be used, future partnerships you'd like to establish, or how you would like your community to grow (or not!). We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

We believe in the power of data, creating quality data that can genuinely have an impact in solving humanitarian crises. There are a lot of places that have not been mapped, so we intend to fill those places by engaging more mappers in mapping vulnerable areas and improve the quality of data on OpenStreetMap.

In the next five years, we want our impact to be felt in our local community and globally. We look forward to our chapter being a point of reference for creating mapping projects from various sectors to solve humanitarian problems.

Grow more partnership with university authorities, the state government, NGOs and other Youthmapper Chapters We look forward to collaboration and partnership from different universities, government agencies, NGOs and youthmapper chapters to make the world a better place and also to have a good relationship to work together in the possible future to contribute to the world at a large.

Engaging girls and female mappers. The chapter intends to proactively engage more girls and women in mapping activities.

Solving a lot of problems with mapping. Our belief is that the availability of quality data can be used to change lives for the better either by people, government and researchers. Mapping and collecting data helps to understand our environment and people's needs, our goal as a chapter is to create more quality data on OpenStreetMap.

A Website for the chapter. We understand that private data can not be uploaded on OSM however, we intend to create a website where such data can be available upon request. Also, mappers can also signup on this website and will be notified when there is an urgent mapping project. In addition, every mapping activity carried out in the local chapter will be uploaded on the website.

List the tools you intend to use during your project and why

Please describe which tools you plan to use to collect, update, clean, or store you data and why. For example: "we plan to use HOT's Tasking Manager to coordinate volunteers" or "we will upload our data to X platform because..." We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

To successfully carry out mapping activities, the following tools will be used.

Tasking Manager - The Tasking Manager is a mapping tool designed to divide up a mapping project into smaller tasks that can be completed rapidly with many mappers working on the same overall area. This also avoids conflicts or duplication of people working on the same project. It shows which areas need to be mapped and which areas need to be validated. The tool allows monitoring of the overall progress and helps improve the consistency of mapping by sending encouraging feedback to mappers.

ID Editor - An ID editor is a user-friendly tool that allows mappers directly make changes in OpenStreetMap, input various information about a particular changeset Java OpenStreetMap will be used in cleaning data to maintain quality assurance data. JOSM has a different validator tool to spot mapping errors.

GPS - Global Positioning System Will be utilized to collect geographical coordinate data. It's a hands-on tool and can be used as a medium to educate people.

Internet, Laptop and Smartphone - To successfully carry out mapping exercise, there is a need for access to laptops and smartphones with internet connection to create, edit and collect field data.

Drone - The drone will be used to carry out a reconnaissance survey of the area as well as capture aerial images.

Kobo collect/OpenMapKit - Data will be collected using this application. Kobo collect will be used to collect point location and also work well on Android phones. While OMK enabled standard survey tags, help mappers to browse OSM features, and OSM tags.

Mapillary - Mapillary is the platform that makes street-level imagery and maps data available to scale and automate mapping. The street-level imagery will be captured to add remote information on OSM. Any person can use Mapillary images for editing and deriving metadata for contributing content to OpenStreetMap.

Quantum GIS - QGIS allows for the transformation of data collected in the field into maps. It's a free and open-source program, QGIS allows organizations and users to create map products and analyze geospatial data without the heavy costs of proprietary programs. QGIS is also used in creating MBtile, downloading, analyzing and producing a map.

Explain how you plan to share your stories

Please give examples of how you will use share your stories with others. This can include: how you will publicise your news, where you will collect media content, how you will use social media channels, and if you will reach out beyond your immediate network to share your stories. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

To share our success story, we would publish an article on YouthMappers newsletter. This article will contain a detailed explanation of our experience while executing the project. We will also share our success story by writing an article with ArcGIS story map and making it public. This will help us to reach a larger audience. Our social media handles and YouTube Channel will be used as a platform by sharing our experiences and the effort we all put into the project. Our representatives will make a video talking about the project and upload it on our social media channel. Also, we would visit our local radio station- FUTA FM, to share our story. We will ensure we take the pictures of all our activities and have it documented, backed up and shared on our personal social media platforms with a hashtag. We will try as much as possible to catch the attention of journalists from various TV stations and also post our stories on news websites in high hopes that it reaches the headline.


Successful applications will demonstrate one or more partnerships with a local data user. Priority will be given to applications for which the data has been requested by a partnering organisation, or where the partner organisation has expressed interest in collecting the data for a specific use or intervention. Example partners include local non-government organisations (NGOs), community based organisations (CBOs), local governments, companies, universities, schools, and other academic institutions.

Describe who will use your data

It is important that the data you generate during the project is useful, and that it will be used to advance humanitarian and/or development challenges locally. In this section, please include: if the data you will be collecting has been requested by a partnering organisation, if there is an established formal relationship with the partnering organisation, if there is an existing MoU between you and the partnering organisation, and how long have you been working with the partnering organisation. If your organisation or community is going to be the data user, please describe how you will use the data, and how it ties in with your organisation's work. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

The output of every research and project is always in the form of data that can be interpreted and explained to derive concrete information that drives sustainability, development and proffer solutions to problems in a community. This project intends to achieve this purpose. Data is scarce and data is produced through projects and researches, and we intend to make sure that the data made available as a result of this project are valuable, authentic, reliable and usable by different individuals, communities, government and non-governmental organizations.

Youthmappers FUTA is domiciled in a university where research is carried out periodically by students and various communities. Data produced under this project would be readily made available to students and other researchers. Unavailability of data is a serious problem in the world and most especially Nigeria, as a results of the analog data storage structure still practiced by researchers in the country and also the policy that restricts outsourcing and open source community in the country, Our organization is based solely on an open source driven community and we intend to uphold that.

However, we also intend to make sure that the data that would be collected during this project and shared with other partners would be shared and made available under an understanding and memorandum, that the data would be used to develop the community and solve a problem in the community.

Describe any other partnerships you plan to mobilise or establish for the purpose of the project

In this section, please describe any additional partners you might be working with. If there are no additional partners (beyond the data user) this must be stated here. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

The YouthmappersFUTA plans to partner with the school authorities, Ilara-mokin area authorities, and transportation (bike man). The community’s executive plans to write to the school authorities for approval to start working on the project and to move members that are students out of the school community to the project area. In addition, we plan to engage authorities physically to provide a good explanation of the project and how the results of the project can benefit the school at large. Our Executive leaders plan to visit local authorities in Ilara-mokin to request permission to gather data within the community with a letter reference approved from both the school authority and Youthmapper for proper recognition and also with a detailed explanation on how those data can be of beneficial use to the environmental department of the community as crucial information about the water supply and sanitation condition of the community. We also plan to partner with the transportation unit (bike men) with local knowledge about the area so as to assist us in capturing street-level imagery for mapillary uploads.


Successful applications will include a developed strategy for the inclusion of women, girls, and marginalised groups in mapping activities. This includes the number of women, girls or marginalised groups you plan to engage, and the way in which you plan to interact with them.

How will you ensure that your project activities are inclusive?

Please describe how you will engage women and girls, or other marginalised communities in your mapping activities. Please include the number of women, girls or marginalised groups you plan to work with and how, and at which point in your activities you plan to engage them. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

The chapter will have a very attractive and effective awareness that will let the women and girls be very interested in participating. This can be done with the Girl to girl (G2G) peer initiative by getting active girl's participants to be rewarded for bringing another girl to the community to map, that way we should get more girls participating Also, The chapter is planning to have an outreach to schools and high schools to tell them more and the benefits of having them in the HOTOSM community. Looking forward to having a large number of women and girls in the community to engage them with both field and remote mapping. It's highly inclusive that the project activities are very important in the community to ensure more women and girls in the digital work of the community at large.


Successful applications will show how communities intend to grow community engagement. This includes a practical approach on how many new mappers you aim to recruit and how they will be involved in community activities. Priority will be given to communities that also include a plan for ongoing engagement beyond the grant period. If this is not relevant to your project, please explain why.

Explain how you plan to expand your mapping community

In this section, please include: your approach to recruiting new mappers, how will you engage new mappers, how many new members you plan to recruit, and how will you retain community members throughout the duration of project and beyond. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

The mapping community aims to bring together mappers both experienced and not experienced, to work together and perform various tasks to provide data for the community at large. Little to not experienced mappers will be trained and assisted in becoming better at what they are expected to do. The approach to recruiting mappers will take the form of crowd-sourcing, that is the use of google forms to get the public's idea on what they'll like to expect or know about mapping, this information will further be used to create a form for interested participants to sign up and join upcoming events, also, mini-mapathon can be done to get more mappers added to the community, also social media outreaches about the community can be another way of getting members into the mapping community. The new mappers are engaged by organizing mini mappings probably every week and ensure they are being taught something new by advanced mappers as well and planning to recruit up to 50 members. Training on mapping tools, how collected data are processed which will help the new mappers member to engage more in the community. Retaining Community members will be by active participation and engagement of new members, so with the availability of timely mapping information, organization of mini mappings, and competitions-like mapping. By so doing mappers tend to stay engaged in mapping activities and develop more self-interest in contributing to open data. Sharing updates on recent activities like HOT OSM events (state of the map), and also mapping events to all chapter members.

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit

How did you participate in the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit?

Please describe how participated in the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap summit, either as an attendee, speaker or volunteer

I participated as an attendee, watched various summit talks. During the summit, I also participate in the GooseChase Humanitarian OSM summit 2020 challenge, turnout my community took the 5th position.

ĝ=== Key takeaways ===

Please describe any highlights, takeaways, inspiration, or things that you learnt at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit 2020.

Having passively listened to speakers from different part of the country, sharing practical knowledge on the power of data. I have a clear insight on various applications to which OpenStreetMap data are used, and how mapping helps in responding positively to disasters across the globe and better understand our society.


Priority will be given to applications that collaborate with other OSM communities in the region. This can be country specific or regional and can include collaboration with Youth Mappers Chapters, or members of the HOT community to help with training, validation (as examples). For support in sourcing collaborators, email

Describe other OSM communities you are already working with

This may include Youth Mappers chapters, or members of OSMF (as examples). If you are not already collaborating with an OSM community, please state this and explain how you plan to work with other communities in your project in the following question. We are currently not working with an OSM community but we plan to grow more partnership with university authorities, the state government and NGOs.Particularly to share with them the results from this project.

Describe other OSM communities you plan to approach, or establish relationships with, for the purpose of the project

We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.. The project is a local project,we currently don't have plan to collaborate with another OSM community.

Project plan and budget

Priority will be given to applications that collaborate with other OSM communities in the region. This can be country specific or regional and can include collaboration with Youth Mappers Chapters, or members of the HOT community to help with training, validation (as examples). For support in sourcing collaborators, email

Budget breakdown

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What do you plan to spend the money on?

Unit being purchased

Expected cost

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Total cost for budget item

Why is it needed? (please give as much detail as possible)


Wi-Fi Router

(Huawei B310As-852 4G LITE)




During mapping process Wi-Fi router enable multiple connection of user. Currently, the chapter do not have Wi-Fi router, so we intend to purchase so as to allow multiple mappers to connect and uploads changes.


Wi-Fi internet Access


$380.07 USD per month


We will need to purchase and share internet hotspots within each slum for the mappers to use. We plan to fund 30 individuals to collect filed data. Subscribe to the router to host Mapathon and also use for uploading Mapillary street level imagery.


GPS (Garmin ETrex Vista HCx)


$157.10 per one


GPS will be use to get precise coordinate of location, also to educate mappers on how the tool can use.




$1.27 USD per individual journey ($38.1) in four Month


$727(in 5months)

To complete our field mapping activities, we will need to transport with bus to the Study Area ‘Ilara-mokin’ and to different location within the study area. 30 people will be transported during the course of the project to-and-fro.


Mapillary transport




$26.24(in 2 month)

To successfully capture large area, we need to use bike men and cars with local knowledge of the area on the field. We plan to work with the bike men to put the phone mount to capture street level imagery.






$708.66(feeding in 6months)

Feeding is important, we will be chattering for all mappers on the field. We planned feed 30 people to keep mapping fun and interesting.


Printing of banner




This will be use to publicize our mapping event both within the School’s community and on the field.


Printing of Map




Tile map will be distributed among mappers for referencing. We would also print a large banner to showcase our work done to the community.


Reflective jacket




We will purchase Reflective jackets for each field mappers for easy recognition and security awareness.


Face Mask and hand sanitizer

2 (each)


$2.1 ($63)

$1.31 (39.3)


Face mask will be distributed to member to prevent spread of COVID-19. We plan to give out 2 reusable face masks for 30 mappers. Medium 1 Hand sanitizer will be given to member on the field.


Drone (DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo)




To better understand our ROI, drone will be use to carry out reconnaissance survey, take aerial imagery, and video coverage of the area.


Mapillary Storage SD card




SD card to store and upload street level imagery.


Swags and shirt





Merchandise (swag) to recognize exceptional volunteer contributions. Shirt will be distributed among 30 members for recognition and also for their effort in contributing. 70 pieces of swag will be distributed to local community to keep us in memory.



Project plan

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Activity Months
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6
Humanitarian OSM Team/HOT Microgrants/Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit Grant 2020/Proposal/Mapping Water Supply and Sanitation in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4
Phase 1 Administration
Activity 1. Purchasing of projects supplies and equipment
Activity 2. Project awareness to Ilara-mokin authorities, School Authorities and Students in the School community
Activity 3. Hotel reservation for Field Mapping
Phase 2 (eg. Data collection)
Activity 1 Project preparation on tasking manager and creating data model
Activity 1 Mapathon day 1: training community members in using iD editor/Kobo collect,Open map Kit, GPS
Activity 1 Mapathon day 2: training community members in using JOSM
Activity 2. Mappilary data collection Training session
Activity 2. Field Mapping / Mapillary image collection Day 1
Activity 3. Remote mapping Day 1
Activity 4. Remote mapping Day 2
Activity 5. Field Mapping / Mapillary image collection Day 2
Activity 5. Remote mapping Day 3
Activity 6. Remote mapping Day 4
Activity 3. Remote mapping Day 5
Activity 3. Remote mapping Day 6
Activity 3. Remote mapping Day 7
Phase 3 (eg. Data validation)
Activity 1 Mapathon 3: Validation training for community members using JOSM and Quality assurance tools using Osmcha, OSMOSE, QGIS
Activity 2 Validation Day 1
Activity 3 Validation Day 2
Activity 4 Validation Day 3
Activity 5 Validation Day 4
Activity 6 Validation Day 5
Activity 7 Validation Day 6
Activity 8 Validation Day 7
Activity 9. Mapillary image uploading session
Phase 4 (eg. Closing)
Activity 1. Geospatial Analysis and proposed solution to improve water quality and Sanitaion condition in Iara-mokin
Activity 2. Collect data for report writing
Activity 3. Printing to Map of the study area and presntation to partners
Activity 3. Certificate Award to contributors
Activity 4. Recognition of top contributors
Activity 5. Project Airticle Writing
Activiy 6. Upload of Project Summary Video
Activity 7. Submission of printed map


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I Akintola Mercy Onaopemipo with osm username(Mercy14846), certify the information contained in this application is correct, and if awarded the grant, will use it only for the purposes described above.

I Olanrewaju Michael with osm username (Teemi_classic), certify the information contained in this application is correct, and if awarded the grant, will use it only for the purposes described above.


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  • I fully endorse this project - strong idea and detailed project plan --Semower (talk) 15:14, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Jolaiya Emmanuel The project plan is structured to engage local community members, increase gender inclusion and create new unique and open data.On this note, I hereby endorse the project. Emmanuel Jolaiya (talk) 15:11, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Every mapping project is another avenue to solving a problem in our community, this particular one would be solving an age long problem in this community and for this. I Nafiu Opeyemi thereby endorse the project.Nafiu Opeyemi (talk) 15:41, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
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