Vision Statement

The strategic plan for MapUganda aims to further the following organizational vision:

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of MapUganda is to have a vibrant OpenStreetMap community in Uganda: united, organised and growing to assist, and get involved in National and global development goals.


  1. To build a network of mappers and GIS enthusiasts throughout Uganda.

  2. To provide training and capacity building in mapping, GIS and information management that will enable individuals and organizations manage social, economic and community challenges.

  3. Set up programs to promote awareness of the organization activities among citizens through, public lectures, seminars, workshops, research, publications and mapping events.

  4. To create opportunities for members in the network to engage in global sustainable development initiatives.

  5. To promote innovations from community members that will provide solutions to challenges in their communities for social and economic development.

  6. To create resilient communities that can respond to local, national and global efforts that meet sustainable development goals.

  7. Liaise with the private sector, civil society, and government in implementing national development plans.

  8. Take part and facilitate mapping initiatives within the East African Community, the African continent, and the global community.

  9. Provide training in OpenStreetMap and creation of open data.

  10. Providing training in cartographic tools and skills to businesses, universities, government agencies and NGOs.