What do we do?

OpenStreetMap Uganda is a registered NGO working in and out of Kampala, across 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. OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, caf├ęs, railway stations, and much more, all over the world. OpenStreetMap emphasizes local knowledge. Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date.
For more information about OpenStreetMap, follow this link.

We work With Youth Mappers

At OSM we work with the Uganda Youth mappers who are mostly university students who intern with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team(HOT). The youth mappers get the opportunity to learn about OpenStreetMap and mobile data collection techniques through the different projects and activities carried out by the HOT team. They get to lead teams of other university students to collect the data, clean it up and upload it to the OpenStreetMap. For more info about the youth mappers go to Link.

The youth mappers are currently working on the rapid response project. The youth Mappers and the rapid response team hope to execute this project while indoors due to the current lockdown situation. They hope to execute this project for a period of four months by: mapping about 40 tasks using the HOT tasking manager. This will be done with the different youth chapters, OSM community members and the HOT team.... More about Rapid Response

Activities at OpenStreetMap Uganda

At OpenStreetMap Uganda we carry out many activities and these include trainings and projects which are aimed at benefiting the community. A number of projects and trainings have been carried out at and By OpenStreetMap Uganda and the other stakeholders. Click on the links below to find out more about our training services and Projects.