User:Bert Araali

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Residing in Kakungulu (Akright City), Wakiso district, Uganda. I am a Belgian by nationality but married to a Ugandan and living with my family in Uganda since 2011.

On a daily basis confronted with the lack of good maps of Uganda I joined OpenStreetMap to implement a huge amount of data collected over the past years, with the only purpose of making it available to Ugandans and the larger community in general. Too much data about Uganda and East Africa is scattered or just "in the minds" of locals, who mostly lack the resources or the skills to implement them. As maps and their applications can improve the livelihoods of people and the countries in general, I found a purpose to contribute, mapping Uganda and East Africa so the information is available and useful to all, for free. Please join since we need many more contributors for this region.

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Kakungulu (Akright City) Kasese Fort Portal

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Major contributions to the wiki

I started contributing to the Osm logo wiki.png OSMwiki back in 2017. My major motivation was the lack of a decent overview of all the mapping posibilities in the existing wiki and hard to find mapping strategies. Most of all I found the WikiProject Uganda, my home country, not being maintained by it's founders or the Ugandan community for many years and lacking a lot of information of a broad, beautiful and active community in Uganda. So I decided to actively contribute, keep up to date and extend mostly Ugandan wiki pages, becoming 'the only' administrator for the project, but we are working on that and any help is welcome.
Below you find an overview of the wiki pages I am working on. Most of them are inspired by a long time and broad mapping experience in OSM and a need to improve consistency and quality of the mapping efforts in East-Africa, so the data we all worked on so hard is easier to analyse and can be brought to better use.
The overview contains all the pages I started, on top of that I maintain, add and improve many more wiki pages, of which you can find an overview in my contributions history: User icon 2.svgBert Araali (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) contributions at Special:Contributions/Bert Araali. As my contributions grow over time I also started to use subpages for drafts and test, research material etc... under my user account instead of storing them locally... just in case you know. These subpages are categorised and named as follows:

Category:Bert Araali

To include a page in this category add [[Category:Bert Araali]].

  • /sandbox contains subpages for testing f.i. templates and modules. Categorised with [[Category:Bert Araali/sandbox]].
  • /template contains subpages with templates in the draft or development state. Categorised with [[Category:Bert Araali/template]].
  • /module contains subpages with modules in the draft or development state. Categorised with [Category|User:Bert Araali/module
  • /proposal contains subpages with tagging proposals or guidelines in the draft or development state. Categorised with [Category|User:Bert Araali/proposal
  • /theme contains subpages with theme pages in the draft or development state. Categorised with [Category|User:Bert Araali/theme


Page type Page name + related uploads by User icon 2.svgBert Araali (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Description Start Date Status Status date
Template Template:Wikiproject Uganda

Related: Mapuganda.png

Template for WikiProject Uganda. Based on similar templates of WikiProjects from other countries. 05 July 2017 In use, regularly updated, no proposal or approval 08 May 2021
Template Template:CalendarUganda Template used for WikiProject Uganda. Showing calendar (OSMCal) activities scheduled in Uganda only. 28 December 2019 In use, regularly updated, no proposal or approval 21 January 2021
Template Template:Uganda/Calendar/event Template intended for more graphical display of calendar items. 28 December 2019 Draft. Not used, functionality obsolete when OSMCal was issued. Candidate to be marked for deletion. 21 January 2021
Template Template:Uganda/Calendar/event2 Template intended for more graphical display of calendar items. 28 December 2019 Draft. Not used, functionality obsolete when OSMCal was issued. Candidate to be marked for deletion. 21 January 2021
Template Template:Uganda/ProjectTitleSummary Template for project summaries (Uganda or globally). Displays the project name, administrator, project milestone dates and project state. Links to project overview wiki pages. Used on WikiProject Uganda and project pages in Uganda. 05 July 2017 In use, no proposal or approval. Can be improved for support of translations. 09 April 2021
Template Template:Uganda/PlaceLang Term translations for the WikiProject Uganda homepage and templates. Derived and an extension of the Template:PlaceLang template with additions for specific and local languages used in Uganda. Contains a list of most languages used in Uganda. Updated on the go with additional translated terms. 29 December 2019 In use, no proposal or approval. 10 February 2021
Template Template:Local_Proposal_Page
Template to be used on all local OSM proposal wiki pages. Localised variant of Template:Proposal_Page. Documentation page on Template:Local Proposal Page/doc. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Template Template:Proposed feature local voting
Template to be used on all local OSM proposal wiki pages as voting instructions and cheat sheet. Localised variant of Template:Proposed feature voting. Documentation page on Template:Proposed feature local voting/doc. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Template Template:Instructions for local voting
Template used as part of Template:Proposed feature local voting. Localised variant of Template:Instructions for voting. Documentation page on Template:Instructions for local voting/doc. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Template Template:Strategy

Related: Icon General Mapping.svg Icon Detailed Mapping.svg Icon Micro Mapping.svg Icon tutorial.svg Icon tip trick.svg Icon validation.svg

Icon template to be used on all OSM wiki pages to represent instructions related to a specific mapping strategy. 07 Februari 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 07 Februari 2021
Template Template:Clickable button-rounded Template can be used on all OSM wiki pages for configurable clickable button appearance. Used on WikiProject Uganda, UG Guildeines & Training Workgroup pages to distinguish links within the project from other interwiki links. 04 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 05 May 2021
Template Template:Prioritisation Template can be used on all OSM wiki pages for configurable slide bar appearance. Used on WikiProject Uganda, UG Guildeines & Training Workgroup pages to display priorities and in usage flowcharts. 05 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 08 May 2021
Template Template:Clickable button-toolbar

Related images (button icons): OSMWiki Categories.svg=Categories, OSMWiki GlobalGuideline.svg=Global Guideline, OSMWiki LocalGuideline.svg=Local Guideline, OSMWiki Project.svg=Project, OSMWiki Proposal.svg=Proposal.

Template can be used on all OSM wiki pages for configurable clickable buttons on a toolbar. Used on WikiProject Uganda, UG Guildeines & Training Workgroup pages to display link to subpages. 08 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 10 May 2021
Template Template:Color Template to be used to create coloured text without HTML coding. Used in other templates. Copy of the MediaWiki template Template:Color 10 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 10 May 2021
Template Template:Dashboard

Related images: OSMdonation.svg=OSM icon for donations or sponsors, Icon of a shiny coin (WIkiMedia Commons)

Template to create a dashboard like for a project, a guideline etc... 10 May 2021 Draft, no proposal or approval. 10 May 2021
Template Template:Issues Template to be used to create an overview in a dashboard for project or guideline issues. 10 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 11 May 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda Category page for WikiProject Uganda namespace. 27 December 2019 In use, no proposal or approval. 27 December 2019
Category page Category:OSMF members in Uganda Category page for a new created category to list (listing is free by the user or member) members of the OSM Foundation in Uganda. 21 January 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 21 January 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals with "Voting" status Category page for ongoing proposal voting wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposed features under way Category page for proposed features or guidelines for wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals by stage Category page with subcategories for proposed features or guidelines according to their status or stage. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposed features Category page with subcategories for proposed features or guidelines. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Category:Active features Category page with active features or guidelines. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Category:Inactive features Category page with inactive features or guidelines. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval.

Wrong named page Category:WikiProjectUganda/Category:Inactive features should be deleted. Candidate to be marked for deletion.

16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals with "Approved" status Category page for approved proposal and guidelines wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval.

Wrong named page WikiProject Uganda/Approved features should be deleted. Candidate to be marked for deletion.

16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals without post-vote cleanup Category page for proposals and guidelines wiki pages in Uganda that need to be cleaned up and processed after voting. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals by status Category page with subcategories and references to proposals and guidelines per status. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. Draft. Needs cleanup for proper sorting. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals with "Draft" status Category page with pages in "Draft" status. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals with "Abandoned" status Category page with pages in "Abandoned" status. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals with "Canceled" status Category page with pages in "Cancelled" status. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals with "Joke" status Category page with pages in "Joke" status. For wiki pages in Uganda. Typically used for joke proposals like on the 1st of April. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals with "Obsoleted" status Category page with pages in "Obsoleted" status. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals with "Proposed" status Category page with pages in "Proposed" status. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals with "Rejected" status Category page with pages in "Rejected" status. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:WikiProject Uganda/Proposals with undefined or invalid status Category page with pages with an undefined or invalid status. For wiki pages in Uganda. 16 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 16 April 2021
Category page Category:Bert Araali Category page for (sub)pages of my user account. 19 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 19 May 2021
Category page Category:Bert Araali/sandbox Category page for (sub)pages of my user account for testing of templates and modules. 19 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 19 May 2021
Category page Category:Bert Araali/template Category page for (sub)pages of my user account for templates in the draft or development state. 19 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 19 May 2021
Category page Category:Bert Araali/module Category page for (sub)pages of my user account for modules in the draft or development state. 19 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 19 May 2021
Category page Category:Bert Araali/proposal Category page for (sub)pages of my user account for proposals in the draft stage. 19 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 19 May 2021
Category page Category:Bert Araali/theme Category page for (sub)pages of my user account for theme drafts and research material. 19 May 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 19 May 2021
Project overview page WikiProject_Uganda/Uganda_Open_Mapping_Program_Ggaba_2018 Project overview page created from description originally made on the WikiProject Uganda page. Added links and project summary. 27 December 2019 In use, no proposal or approval. 07 February 2021
Project overview page WikiProject Uganda/Mapping Access to Digital Financial Services Project overview page created from description originally made on the WikiProject Uganda page. Project status template needs to be added. 27 December 2019 In use, no proposal or approval. 27 December 2019
Project overview page WikiProject Uganda/Bridging Data Gaps: Mapping Refugee Contexts in East Africa Project overview page created from description originally made on the WikiProject Uganda page. Project status template needs to be added. 27 December 2019 In use, no proposal or approval. 27 December 2019
WikiProject page WikiProject_Uganda

Related: Osm logo wiki.png Good Mappers logo GO0MLpt2 400x400.jpg

WikiProject page specifically for Uganda. Similar to other WIkiProject pages. Some terms need to be translated using Uganda/PlaceLang. 01 August 2017 In use, regularly updated, no proposal or approval. 10 February 2021
WikiProject subpage WikiProject Uganda/Events & Activities Page created to provide extensive event and calendar information for Uganda. Subpage for WikiProject_Uganda page. Added links and project summary. 28 December 2019 In use, no proposal or approval. 21 January 2021
Convention Workgroup page WikiProject Uganda/Proposed features/Conventions Workgroup

Related: Mom-Discussion

By-laws and Memorandum for the Ugandan OSM Guidelines & Training Workgroup. 27 Februari 2021 In use, voting from 09 Apr 2021 until 16 Apr 2021. 16 April 2021
Convention Workgroup page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions Workgroup/Umbrella co-operation Co-operation contract with Umbrella organisation for the Ugandan OSM Guidelines & Training Workgroup.

Private link to actual signed original.

09 April 2021 In use, voting from 16 Apr 2021 until 23 Apr 2021. 16 April 2021
Convention Workgroup page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions Workgroup/Financing Financial report (private link) for the Ugandan OSM Guidelines & Training Workgroup. 09 April 2021 In use, voting from 16 Apr 2021 until 23 Apr 2021. 16 April 2021
Convention Workgroup page WikiProject Uganda/Proposed features/Conventions Workgroup Activities Activties of the Ugandan OSM Guidelines & Training Workgroup. 08 April 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 09 April 2021
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions Overview page for all the conventions concerning Uganda and general instructions how to map and tag the country. 05 July 2017 Draft 16 April 2021
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions-Categories Overview page for all the conventions categories concerning Uganda and general instructions how to map and tag specific mapping and tagging categories in the country. 26 March 2021 In use, no proposal or approval. 09 April 2021
Convention page Road signs in Uganda

Related: Uganda-trafficsign-I51.png Uganda-trafficsign-S01.png Uganda-trafficsign-I01.png Uganda-trafficsign-I04.png Uganda-trafficsign-R47.png Uganda-trafficsign-R77.png UG traffic sign R77.1 roundabout directions.png Uganda-trafficsign-W43.png Uganda-trafficsign-G22-1.png

Detailed description of traffic signs in Uganda and instructions how to tag them. 03 July 2017 Draft

Still many traffic signs are missing. Added on a specific need basis. .svg files to be made, now most traffic signs are stored as .png or .jpg files.

16 April 2021
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Traffic Signs Redirect page for Road signs in Uganda so the page can be included in the WikiProject indexes. 05 July 2017 In use- no need for proposal or approval 05 July 2017
Convention page Billboards, information signs and guideposts in Uganda Detailed description of all kind of signs in Uganda and instructions how to tag them. 05 July 2017 Candidate to be marked for deletion. Is replaced with page [[[Advertising, information signs and guideposts in Uganda]]. 05 July 2017
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Billboards, information signs and guideposts in Uganda Redirect page for Billboards, information signs and guideposts in Uganda and later changed to Advertising, information signs and guideposts in Uganda so the page can be included in the WikiProject indexes. 07 February 2021 In use- no need for proposal or approval. Candidate to be marked for deletion. Is replaced with page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Advertisement, information signs and guideposts in Uganda. 07 February 2021
Convention page Advertising, information signs and guideposts in Uganda

Related: Uganda-Public billboard-wall.png Uganda - Street lamp with advertisement.png Uganda-Mapillary - Street-level imagery of street name as guidepost.png

Replacement page for Billboards, information signs and guideposts in Uganda. Billboards in title replaced by advertisement to cover all content more properly. Currently contains instructions for guidepost special cases which is better to split in separate page. 25 December 2019 Draft 16 April 2021
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Advertisement, information signs and guideposts in Uganda Redirect page for [[[Advertising, information signs and guideposts in Uganda]] so the page can be included in the WikiProject indexes. 07 February 2021 In use- no need for proposal or approval 07 February 2021
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Barriers Detailed description of all kinds of barriers in Uganda and instructions how to tag the related infrastructure and routes. Initial page status, currently displays a copy from billboards. 07 July 2017 Draft 16 April 2017
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Roads Detailed description of all kinds of roads in Uganda and instructions how to tag them. to be started Planned to be announced
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Public Transport Detailed description of all kinds of public transport (Boda Boda motorcycles, special hire taxis, matatu taxis, busses, trains, airplanes and boats and ferries) in Uganda and instructions how to tag the related infrastructure and routes. to be started Planned to be announced
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Places Detailed description of all kinds of places in Uganda and instructions how to tag them. to be started Planned to be announced
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Walking routes Detailed description of walking routes in Uganda and instructions how to tag them. to be started Planned to be announced
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Cycling routes Detailed description of cycling routes in Uganda and instructions how to tag them. to be started Planned to be announced
Location page Lake Victoria Detailed description of mapping and tagging + link to WIkipedia for Lake Victoria. Still in intial stage, needs update of tagging principle and components. 10 January 2021 Draft 16 April 2021
Convention page WikiProject Uganda/Conventions/Water in Uganda - Lakes, Wetlands, Rivers and more Detailed description of water and water bodies in Uganda and instructions how to tag them. Cuurently as good as empty. Deriviative from Lake Victoria. 10 January 2021 Draft 16 April 2021
Image Afritastic 1.svg My personal and company logo, a blue Ugandan Turaco. Used as my avatar and on my user page. 6 July 2017 In use- no need for proposal or approval 6 July 2017
Image Uganda-Zoom 14-Screenshot 2021-01-21 OpenStreetMap.png Sample of a OSM rendering at zoom level 14 for Kampala 21 January 2021 Candidate to be marked for deletion. Is replaced with slippy maps. 21 January 2021
Image Osmafrica.jpg OSM inspired logo for OSM Africa. Downloaded from OSM Africa website (under construction). 07 May 2021 In use- no need for proposal or approval 07 May 2021
Image OSM UG Guidlelines Workgroup logo.svg OSM inspired logo for the Ugandan OSM Guidelines and Training Workgroup. 07 May 2021 In use- no need for proposal or approval 07 May 2021