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WikiProject Uganda +/-

The userbase and state of the map in Uganda is growing therefore we need to start coordinating.
All conventions are defined globally for OSM, but some conventions have different meanings in different countries or specific presets are used.

This page, Wikiproject Uganda/Conventions, describes the conventions on mapping and tagging which are specific for Uganda. We have also a discussion page where you are free to leave any comments or start a discussion:Talk page.

Please go the discussion page and give your opinion !

Convention pages

A note on Administrative Levels in Uganda, relating to Refugee and Non-Refugee comparisons.

In large refugee settlements, there are admin levels which have some conflicting tags, for instance a village has become the term at admin level 4 which signifies a whole area of settlement, around what was initially one village, but has now become a huge camp with sometimes hundreds of thousands of people. In Uganda, villages all have related borders, so in rural areas you cannot be 'outside of a village'  (you would be in the next village if you crossed the 'border' as it were).

So they can be huge in terms of population. If they are designated a 'Refugee Community' (RC) Settlement, they then get divided into Zones, sometimes Points, Blocks and sometimes 'Tanks' (N.G.O. Water Tanks) - although there is an instance right now(27/12/2017) where the tanks are being taken away, as the water provision becomes piped. Awaiting community feedback on what convention the community will adopt.

Anyway, this differs completely from the national system, (Local Council/LC), where admin levels run: 'District, (County), Subcounty, Parish, Village'. HOT-Uganda survey both, and have a divide in their survey, with a different set of questions/name choice tags which are evolving as work continues.

N.B. Even within these North Uganda settlements, addressing within the settlements changes from one settlement to the next, sometimes even when settlements are neighbouring.