Building Maps, Promoting Community Mapping and ICT
MapUganda 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.
Most activities are set up around the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. We use various tools and techniques to execute our projects. OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, 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.
Government Institutions Trained
Mapping Projects Completed
OpenStreetMap Uganda is having an internship program which runs on a cohort basis which runs for three months each. All persons are eligible for this internship. A call is usually put out at the end of each cohort to allow new interns to apply for the internship and the selected individauls can be able to take part in this internship. The internship does not target only the local community but also the internationl community since the internship is online.
OpenStreetMapUganda in collaboration with OpenGIS Uganda is working with Noble Farms Uganda Limited, private agricultural training and inputs provider to introduce open mapping GIS tools and technology to improve efficiency in their work.Noble Farms Uganda Limited provides farmers with inputs that include seeds, agricultural machinery like tractors, and training on post-harvesting.
OpenStreetMapUganda carried out a demonstration drone training with the GIS staff from National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to equip them with the skills to use drone technology to improve monitoring and conservation of the environment across the country.