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Open Data Day: OpenStreetMap Training event

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Tanzania, United Republic of

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To celebrate Open Data Day, Crowd2Map, Data Zetu and HOT have organised this free 3 day event at the Institute of Rural Development Planning, Mwanza, where you can learn:

  • What Open Data is available in Tanzania and how can it be of benefit to you

  • What tools are available to contribute to Open Data?

We will cover:

  1. What is OpenStreetMap and how it can help Tanzania.

  2. What training materials are available.

  3. How to map your area using satellite images on a laptop, and apps on your phone

  4. How to use Field Papers to plan and validate mapping.
  5. How to use the app Maps.Me - good practice, how to edit points, problem solving of any issues, particularly around uploading.

  6. Editing OSM in ID on a laptop: Removing duplicates particularly those from Maps.Me, adding land use

  7. QGIS -How to create village and district level maps ready for printing

  8. Validation: best practices

  9. Sharing good practice

  10. Next steps, taking it forward

There will a mix of talks, discussions and practical workshops.

Please bring a laptop and/or smartphone if you have one.

Space is limited so please sign up for a free ticket now..

Further details to follow.

Please order 1 ticket per attendee. If you are not a IRDP or other student or part of the Community Mapping group please select General Admission. Thank you.

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Tanzania, United Republic of

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