MapUganda is a fast growing project which organises mapping events, implements local trainings, 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.
Edirisa is a private sector enterprise seeking to facilitate tourism as a means for economic development. Besides using multimedia tools to promote the Gorilla Highlands region, Edirisa also offers lodging and canoe trekking. Director Miha Logar invited the OSM Uganda team at Lake Bunyonyi to incr…