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| 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.
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- 1 Mappers and Groups
- 2 Mapping instructions and conventions
- 3 Events, Projects, Activities
- 4 Mapping Status
- 5 Data Sources
- 6 Imports
- 7 Projects
Mappers and Groups
- Uganda OSM Mailinglist. Follow on twitter and tweet with the hashtag
- MapUganda.org, the Ugandan OpenStreetMap community website
- Category:Users in Uganda, the Ugandan contributors to the OpenStreetMap wiki
- An overview of the major contributors can be found on Uganda OSM statistics
- On facebook there's MapUganda, and a slightly less active OpenStreetMap Uganda
Mapping instructions and conventions
See the Conventions page for information and discussing the mapping and tagging conventions.
Events, Projects, Activities
HOT project currently underway: Mapping Financial Inclusion.
- Defining Uganda specific conventions for OpenStreetMap mapping and tagging: WikiProject Uganda/Conventions
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 :
- Lira - Tasking manager job
- Gulu - Tasking manager job
- blog post 'Preventative Mapping in Uganda with the Red Cross'
- Mapping Challenge June 15-16, 2012. A one day hands on activity, getting the basics of web based & mobile mapping. The 3 best mappers will be invited to join our September Road Trip!!
- WikiProject_Uganda/June_Makerere_Workshops Week of June 18, 2012.
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.
Cities and Towns
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:
- Rivers - Africover
- Project started Jan 2013: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Uganda_Import
UBOS (Uganda Bureau Of Statistics) - health and educational datasets
Released on November 10, 2015.
Mapping Financial Services
A HOT project on Mapping Financial Services and Financial Inclusion in Uganda, starting in October 2015 and scheduled to run until April 2016 with the support of FSD Uganda. The pilot program will address the need for a data collection methodology that is inexpensive, accurate, allows for frequent collection, and integrates seamlessly into existing processes by seeking 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 live. The program will train and equip participants with the necessary skills, equipment, and other resources to collect and map this data. Universities being worked with include Makerere University (Kampala and Jinja campus), UCU Mbale, Livingstone International University, Busitema University in Tororo, and potentially Busoga University in Iganga and several other universities around Kampala.
Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data
A HOT project on Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data Through OpenStreetMap in Uganda, starting in July 2017 and scheduled to run until September 2017 with support from the United States Government - Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration - US Department of State. The project aims 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 crowdsourced data collection on mobile phones. The resulting multilanguage 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 governments, PRM, UNHCR, and NGOs.