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WikiProject Uganda +/-
Uganda, Africa

latitude: 1.37, longitude: 32.29
Browse map of Uganda 1°22′12.00″ N, 32°17′24.00″ E
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Uganda is a Country in Africa at latitude 1°22′12.00″ North, longitude 32°17′24.00″ East.

OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under OpenStreetMap License.

Mappers and Groups

Mapping instructions and conventions

See the Conventions page for information and discussing the mapping and tagging conventions.

Events, Projects, Activities

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT Uganda) Projects:

(2017-2018) Completed

HOT Project:

'Crowd-Sourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data' - USSD-funded partnership with UNHCR, for the coordination of the 'Combined Refugee Response Framework' (CRRF). Data from this project is now integrated into the Refugee Response Program across the coordination, and tools have been adopted and used by multiple partners.

Report available HERE

Ongoing (2018)

HOT Project

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team as contributing partner in the CRRF, training Refugee/Host Community surveyors to map their own communities, and capacitating Uganda refugee response partners, refugees, and their hosting communities with the skills to monitor, analyse and represent their community, its needs, and the future design/acreditation of such refugee settlements as 'OpenCities'. Under GPSDD funding (World Bank), as 'Bridging Development and Emergency Data Gaps for the Refugee Crisis'.

Video: HOT Uganda Interviewed by the BBC

MapUganda/HOT Projects:

Ongoing (2017)MapUganda/HOT Projects:


HOT project: Mapping Financial Inclusion.

Yumbe camp, Tasking manager job, + 2016 DG imagery Remote Mapping

Lots being organized on Mapping Day, next up a series of workshops at 5 universities that had previous basic OSM training, to discuss what stories a map can tell WikiProject_Uganda/What_Stories_a_map_can_tell_workshop.

Help the Red Cross prepare for disasters by mapping the cities of Lira and Gulu in Norther Uganda :

NE Landslides/ Flooding Response activities

NE Landslides/ Flooding background

On Monday 1 March 2010, landslides occurred on the slopes of Mt. Elgon in eastern Uganda following heavy downpours. Relief Web map features three villages, Nametsi, Kubehwo and Namangasa, buried in Bududa District (some 275km northeast of Kampala) leaving at least 300 people dead, and up to 10,000 affected.

NE Landslides/ Flooding Response Mapping

It wasn't until early 2011 - long after the disaster response had wound down - that the OSM map of the area was updated to show the location of the now-abandoned village, Nemetsi. The marker for the landslide can be found a short distance north east of the village Tunwatsi.

Mapping Status

Cities and Towns

  • Kampala
  • Arua
  • Mbarara
  • Mbale
  • Jinja
  • Kabale

Data Sources

WikiProject Uganda/Data Sources


Northern Uganda Huts Import

Northern Uganda Huts Import. Small area of buildings data. Late 2018

Africover/ DEPHA Data Import Activities

  • Africover and DEPHA - granted Development Seed - permission to upload their base layers - roads, rivers, rails, admin boundaries. So far, they have uploaded the road shapefile from DEPHA. Outstanding work includes:

UBOS (Uganda Bureau Of Statistics) - health and educational datasets

Released on November 10, 2015.

Jinja Health Facilities Import


Uganda Clean Streets Kampala

MapUganda worked Youth Mappers at Makerere University, Bodaboda (Motorcyclists), Kampala Capital City Authority(KCCA) officials to map out garbage collection points and routes in the city with an aim of using citizen generated data to increase Kampala’s profile as a Smart City. The teams mapped garbage sites across the five divisions that make up Kampala City utilising the open source tools such as Open Data Kit (ODK) and Open Map Kit (OMK), JOSM, to collect and upload data to OpenStreetMap. MapUganda primarily focused on the illegal dumping sites in sections of Kampala that have little to no government-supported infrastructure for waste removal, in an effort to draw stark contrast between the serviced and unserviced neighborhoods and encourage government response.

Mapping Financial Services

A HOT project on Mapping Financial Services and Financial Inclusion in Uganda, started in October 2015 and ran until April 2016 with the support of FSD Uganda. The pilot program sought to address the need for a data collection methodology that is inexpensive, accurate, allows for frequent collection, and integrates seamlessly into existing processes. It served to grow and strengthen the Ugandan OpenStreetMap community, working with university students and community members to collect data on financial services, health facilities and education facilities in the areas where they lived. The program trained and equiped participants with the necessary skills, equipment, and other resources to collect and map this data. Universities being worked with included Makerere University (Kampala and Jinja campus), UCU Mbale, Livingstone International University, Busitema University in Tororo, and several other universities around Kampala.

Uganda Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data

The Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data is a HOT project on Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data Through OpenStreetMap in Uganda, starting in July 2017 and scheduled to run until September 2018, with support from the United States Government - Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration - US Department of State. The project is working to improve program planning and service delivery to refugee communities, develop better integration with host communities, and build refugee self-reliance through open map data. The program trains and equips community leaders in refugee communities to map vulnerabilities and assets in the places they live, filling in key data gaps and “blank spots” on the map. These micro-level maps are created using techniques including community-witnessed data collection on mobile phones. The resulting multi-language maps and map data are then made openly available online in OpenStreetMap, on mobile phones for navigation, in printed form in refugee social/community centers, and provided to host country government, PRM, UNHCR, and NGOs.

UBOS Education Facilities Road Network Mapping

Background Following the import of 24587 education facilities of Uganda using data from UBOS (Uganda Bureau of Statistics) in 2016, UBOS would like to build on the work done by mapping all the Educational Facilities buildings and completing the road network to the schools.

Proposed Workflow. A new project will be created on the OSM Tasking Manager with 707 tasks. Tiles in areas without any education facilities like National Parks and lakes will be marked done before the mapping starts.