Mapping

Making a map of Sekindi Urban Council (Part One)

May 6, 2013 - 1:43pm -- douglas

Over the last month (April), there has been weekly activities with the Local Community aimed at creating an updated map of Sekindi Urban Village Council in Bukasa Parish - Makindye Division. Two members from Local Council 1 and 2, and another 3rd person volunteered to learn the process of making digital, on-line maps for thier locality (Sekindi) with the OpenStreetMap.

Gulu and Lira Tracing exercise at the hive colab

August 29, 2012 - 3:37pm -- douglas

On Monday 3rd September 2012, mapuganda will participate in a tracing exercise for the towns of Gulu and Lira, this will be an indoor mapping activity where satellite imagery will be traced using the hot tasking manager . The big project is currently being run by the
red cross . This exercise will take place at the hive colab and all those interested are welcome to attend this 2 hour tracing exercise, if you have a laptop, come along with one, there will be a good Internet connection. The event is going to be a short, interactive session with experts who will provide guidelines for tracing.

Mapping and GIS for the Energy sector workshop

July 31, 2012 - 10:16am -- ketty

Energy facilities in Uganda may have been well mapped by the organisations that have a well planned out business model for energy as a resource. This information is in most cases put together after investing a good deal of time, human resource and financing for such projects. Collecting the data(which becomes an asset)is one thing while using it optimumly is another. These are some of the topics that held the maiden meeting of the "Energy sector working group workshop" afloat. The sentiments put across by the attendees pointed strongly to a need for geospatial data sharing and maximum utilisation. The workshop was organised by Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) on the 26th of July 2012 at Imperial Royal Hotel, Kampala.

Mapping at Makere University with GroundTruth Initiative

July 23, 2012 - 1:19pm -- kim

In early June 2012 Fruits of Thought co-facilitated together with GroundTruth Initiative a one-week-workshop at Makerere University, in Kampala.

The project, initiated by the World Bank, had as main question how to engage local communities in a process of infrastructure mapping through ICT enabled tools such as mobile phones and online mapping?

On the first day we surveyed and stimulated skills of young urban planners in Uganda to take advantage of free and low cost urban mapping tools - such as Open Street map and Ushahidi. We ran a mapping day, taught Java OpenStreetMap (JOSM) and used Crowdmap for reporting on university news.

On the second day we invited 4 stakeholders, Umeme Ltd., National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Women in Uganda Network and Makindye Division to discover how service providers can benefit from community mapping.

Students breaking out of University Campus

March 7, 2012 - 4:24pm -- kim

On the 11th of February Mapping Day UG re-visited the Mukono University (UCU) to reflect on the edits that had been made during the first mapping day of the 10th September 2011.

This first mapping day was all about introducing how to map using GPS devices, walking papers and OpenStreetMap. The students attending mapped their campus and updated their traces in the weeks after.

The reflection day on the the 11th focused on updating and correcting more features within and around the university so that U.C.U is clearly represented on the open street map. While the students stayed within the walls of the university the first time, you can now obviously see they broke out of the campus to map Mukono.

Click here to see the results on Open Street Map.

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