Building Maps for the community
MapUganda is a registered NGO working in and out of Kampala, accross Uganda, and promotes community mapping, generates map awareness, actively pledges open data sets and builds a network of enthusiastic mappers in Uganda.
All activities are set up around the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. OSM is a map and database whereby the stored geographic data is owned by the contributors themselves: allowing everyone to view, create, use this information for free, in new and innovative ways.
The Uganda Flying Labs (MapUganda and Drone Nerds Africa) with support from Uganda Red Cross Society recently instigated a mission to Bududa district to assess and determine extent of damage in the villages of Bukalasi sub-county after the landslides using GIS and drone technology.
In Uganda’s capital, increasing urban populations and changing land use patterns are creating new challenges for mapping risk in Kampala. The World Bank is currently supporting the Government of Uganda (GoU) through several mechanisms to increase resilience in Kampala and other urban areas by improving infrastructure and developing capacity.
Clean Streets results
This is a map of Kampala, Uganda showing all garbage collection points like waste baskets, Waste disposal and recycling Containers.
MapUganda joins the global OSM community to celebrate the OSM Geography Awareness week, coming together to celebrate geography and make maps with OpenStreetMap, the free and openly editable map of the world. Follow the link to sign up for the event
To have a greater capacity for open data, open source, and applying these principles to assist organizations, individuals locally, and internationally to manage and solve social, economic and community challenges.
We offer GIS training and support to organizations, companies and individuals
Our past successful projects
Clean Streets Kampala
This was a project carried out in conjunction with Open Data for Sustainable Development in Africa(AODC). Clean Streets is an OpenStreetMap based project that was first initiated in Los Angeles in the United States of America and was later extended to African cities upon its success and resilience benefits in USA. Kampala city was one of the three cities in Africa where the project was chosen to be carried out including Bo in Sierra Leone and Accra in Ghana.
Uganda Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data
MapUganda partnered with HOT to carry out this program which involves acquiring spatial data in and around refugee settlements to better understand the refugee crisis and also assist partners working in the refugee crisis with information Management and data collection tools with OSM at the core.
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