WikiProject Uganda

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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

HOT project currently underway: Mapping Financial Inclusion.

Ongoing (2016)

Ongoing (2017)


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


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


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.

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 2018 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.

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.