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

Organiser Crowd2Map, Data Zetu and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Organiser of Open Data Day: OpenStreetMap Training event

Crowd2Map Tanzania is a crowdsourced mapping project aiming to put rural Tanzania on the map. Since 2015, we have been adding schools, hospitals, roads, buildings and villages to OpenStreetMap with the help of over 4500 volunteers worldwide and on the ground in Tanzania. We are concentrating first on the areas where girls are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).  So far we have  added over 2 million buildings.

Data Zetu amplifies citizens' voices through data. 

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team runs projects around flood resilience in Dar es Salaam, and access to electricity throughout Tanzania via its minigrids project. It also supports mapping communities across the globe. 

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