Mapping Day Uganda is a fast growing project organizing mapping events, implementing trainings, generating awareness about the importance of maps, actively pledging for getting open data sets and building a network of enthusiastic mappers in Uganda.
All activities are set up around the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. OSM is a map and database whereby the stored geographic data is owned by the whole world allowing everyone to view, create and use this information such as street maps for free.
The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways. Like, for example, off-line usage of the map when there is no connectivity or printing the map to be less dependent on an Internet connection or power supply.
Creating a map of Uganda is a big job despite the tens of volunteers already contributing. By stimulating students to join mapping activities they will extend their ICT skills, raise their market value by distinguishing themselves from other students and they will improve the quality of the map at the same time.
- Concept Thinking
- Project Management NGO Fruits of Thought
- Lead a Team
- Fund Raising
- Event Management
- Marketing & Communication
- Participation in Mapping activities