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Mappers and Groups
- OSM talk page: Uganda OSM Mailinglist or slightly less active Facebook
- Category:Users in Uganda, the Ugandan contributors to the OpenStreetMap wiki
- OSMF - OpenStreetMap Foundation (see Foundation) members active in Uganda. This is a category where Category:OSMF members in Uganda where OSMF members are free to list themselves. An official and complete OSMF members list can be obtained from the Foundation.
- An overview of the major contributors can be found on Uganda OSM statistics
- MapUganda.org - Follow on twitter and tweet with the hashtag. On facebook
Unaffiliated local group. Promotes local training and supports the OSM community in Uganda. Is in the process of becoming recognised as a Local chapter to establish communication and relations with local authorities (see Foundation/Local Chapters). Organise and run projects mainly for HOT in Uganda.
- Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in Uganda (HOT Uganda) - Follow HOT on Twitter: or Facebook .
Local HOT teams:
|Organisation/Institution||Team / Contacts||City|
|Busitema University||HOT-Busitema Univ||Busitema, Busia|
- YouthMappers chapters in Uganda:
- MapSet: an initiative for mapping, focusing on sports
News - OpenStreetMap Uganda in the media
- HOT Summit 2019: Digital Information and Map Data for Ebola Preparedness in Uganda - YouTube video by HOT Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
- HOT Community Webinar: Uganda - YouTube video by HOT Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
- Community Mapping for Refugees in Uganda - YouTube video by State of the Map
- Short videos about HOT OSM initiatives - HOT OSM Uganda Facebook videos
- Additional news, more specifically about HOT initiatives, can be found on their website at Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in Uganda
- Youth Mappers introduction - MapUganda Facebook video on Youth Mappers in Uganda
Events & Activities
A separate wiki page WikiProject_Uganda/Events_&_Activities exist listing all events and activities allowing users to watch just that page to be updated on local events & activities.
Events and Activities by HOT Uganda
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 Northern Uganda :
- Lira - Tasking manager job Remote Mapping
- Gulu - Tasking manager job Remote Mapping
- 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.
This list is under continuous development.
Projects are listed, categorized per organisation, under subtitles. The listing is in reverse historical order. First line below the title shows the project start and end date, and it's status. The status is colour coded as:
You are free to add projects but we request to follow these listing instructions to keep it user friendly, managable and structured:
initiated and administered by no project administrator provided
Status: - Started: 2021
initiated and administered by OpenDRI - OPEN CITIES AFRICA initiative with support of HOT Uganda & MapUganda.org
Status: - Started: 17/12/2019
Details: Mapping and Surveying Nakamiro Channel Area Project 2019
In 2018, OpenDRI launched the Open Cities Africa project (Uganda Open Mapping project by OPEN CITIES AFRICA) - which was carried out in 11 Sub-Saharan Africa cities, with the objective of engaging local government, civil society, and the private sector in developing the information infrastructure necessary to meet 21st-century urban resilience challenges. Kampala was selected for the first phase of Open Cities Africa. Building off of the pilot project for Open Cities Africa in Ggaba, the Nakamiro Channel area has been selected by KCCA and the World Bank for a detailed remote mapping and field data collection exercise by Humanitarian OpenStreetMapTeam (HOT).
Uganda Open Mapping Program- Ggaba 2018
Uganda Open Mapping project by OPEN CITIES AFRICA - Helping Uganda’s communities to identify and reduce real disaster risks through open and collaborative data collection: Using the OpenStreetMap open data platform to improve disaster exposure information. The World Bank is supporting KCCA and the Government of Uganda to increase resilience against disaster and climate change risks through a comprehensive technical assistance program. One pillar of this program is to improve access to disaster-exposure data analysis and risk-related information, accelerating and empowering the decision making process.
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. 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.
UBOS Education Facilities Road Network Mapping
initiated and administered by MapUganda.org
Status: - Started: 2018
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. 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.
Uganda specific conventions/guidelines for OpenStreetMap mapping and tagging
The user base and state of the map in Uganda is growing therefore we need to start coordinating. All conventions/guidelines are defined globally for OSM. Some conventions/guidelines have country specific meanings or variants, specific presets and key values might be used. This project, describes the conventions/guidelines on mapping and tagging which are specific for Uganda. Pages also provide instructions on how to map. A useful resource for tutorials and trainings specific for Uganda.
Bridging Data Gaps: Mapping Refugee Contexts in East Africa
initiated and administered by HOT Uganda
Status: - Started: 01/04/2018 Validated/closed: 01/05/2019
Details: Bridging Data Gaps: Mapping Refugee Contexts in East Africa
HOT 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'.
HOT project on Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data Through OpenStreetMap in Uganda with support from 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. 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.
Mapping Access to Digital Financial Services
A HOT project with the support of FSD Uganda. 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.
Mapping instructions and conventions/guidelines
See the Conventions page for information and discussing the mapping and tagging conventions.
Cities and Towns
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:
- 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.