The mapping party event held on 18th August brought together different mapping communities and individuals to collect data of different points of interest. The event attracted up to 27 people who were involved in the data collection process. The tools used to collect data were OSM tracker, Street Complete and Mapillary. All data collected was uploaded to OpenStreetMap.
The event kicked off at 9am hosted by Hillary Musundi who introduced OpenStreetMap Uganda and what they do, giving a brief background and current projects being worked on. There were special attendances from Geoffrey Kateregga who was involved in the active practical parts of the event including data collection and Emmanuel Adiba the Board treasurer. There were introductions and brief trainings on how to use these apps for data collection. With Allan Mbabani training members how to use the Street Complete app to map OpenStreetMap, Geoffrey introduced mapping with OSM tracker and Mapillary.
After data collection was done, the team returned to Hive Colab, made necessary edits and uploaded data to OpenStreetMap.
OpenStreetMap Uganda was celebrating OpenstreetMap’s 14th birthday. There was cutting of the cake and a celebration applauding one of the best open data sets to ever exist.