State of the Map Africa 2021
How can we reuse data we create? OSGeoLive is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual Machine based on Lubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything. It is composed entirely of free software such as QGIS, GeoServer, JOSM, PostGIS, etc, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passed around.
Bouaké ville durable (Bouaké V-D) est un projet co-financé par l'Union Européen dans le cadre d'un partenariat avec la Mairie de Bouaké. L'idée est de placer la ville de Bouaké deuxième plus grand agglomération de la côte d'ivoire, au rang de Smart-City et de ville durable. Les outils numérique et principalement la cartographie via les solutions opensources et OpenStreeetMap constitue un pilier important pour la réussite du projet.
From mid-2020 to 2021, a number of mappers in both Uganda and the DRC joined a participatory buildings footprint import. The data was produced by Ecopia based on an imagery mosaic provided by Maxar and contained more than 6.6 millions building footprints. During this session, we’ll explain what worked well and less well and what we learned from the process of integrating this data into the OpenStreetMap database.
This year 2021, about 121 local government areas in 27 states of Nigeria were declared highly flood risk communities by the Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency. Hence, the urgent response to save lives and properties before the peak of the disastrous flood season. This paper provides an analysis of building footprints contributed by volunteers as well as its challenges and opportunities for sustainable geospatial data Infrastructure. The Unique Mappers Network mandate for open map data development in Nigeria using the OpenStreetMap project is a sustainable development action to be leveraged upon by all stakeholders for disaster risk reduction in Nigeria.
In Tanzania for the last year our team has been working on digitizing the road network in ten regions including Zanzibar using Artificial Intelligence. Formerly these regions had sparse coverage of OSM data, which made accessibility difficult for the people and businesses across the country. In the end we managed to generate the most comprehensive dataset of roads in Tanzania. Our talk will go into details on the methodology, tools, and technology behind the project.
The long periods of the rising water levels along these Lakes has generated a humanitarian crisis with displacement of approximately 75,987 households across the affected thirteen (13) Counties with a total population of 379,935 requiring urgent humanitarian assistance. The affected people have endured disruptions of their livelihoods because of loss of assets such as homes, grazing lands and farming fields that have been destroyed and/or marooned by the flood waters. The people largely rely on farming and fishing for livelihood. The rising waters levels have destroyed social amenities like the learning institutions
Communities are complex and continually evolving. Pressures such as population growth, climate change, migratory and age based demographic change and the push to be competitive in a global environment. Maps and spatial analysis can be used to better understand projects in terms of the impact on people and places. Analysing past and present data changes can help in decision making process and better Planning. whilst making use of a variety of available existing data platforms and software to come up with integrated solutions and making sure there is full use of existing platforms.
Ces dernières années, nous avons constaté un intérêt croissant pour l'acquisition d'images actualisées au niveau de la rue. D'un point de vue technologique, et bien que les détails puissent varier selon le type et la précision requise des produits finaux, la pierre angulaire est toujours l'acquisition d'images géoréférencées. Mindearth, une startup suisse, a développé un outil de collecte de données street-view à bas coût et une méthodologie adaptée à l'environnement complexe des villes africaines. Cette présentation mettra en lumière le travail effectué en appliquant la méthode street-view dans deux villes africaines.
The Workshop aims to gather and engage different open geospatial communities and members to crowdsource learning experiences and best practices in designing and/or co-designing virtual sessions (such as mapathons, workshops, webinars, etc) to create meaningful engagement and open dialogues for and with the participants. This is also a venue to discuss how we can ensure inclusive and accessible online sessions for all.
Mapping remote Nepal is a part of the emergency preparedness and response project implemented by the United Nations World Food Programme Nepal, focused on tracing local trail routes and mapping community infrastructures and hazards in some of the most remote districts (Humla, Bajhang and Bajura) of far west Nepal. Collection of spatial data on local trails, risk hazards, constraints and infrastructures relevant to emergency preparedness through capacity development of local human resources and making the data and outputs available to local governments, humanitarian agencies and relevant stakeholders through OpenStreetMap were the major scope of work under this project.
Geohazard Risk Mapping Initiative is a group of indigenous volunteers who contributes to the mapping buildings and other critical infrastructure of various flood-prone communities in Nigeria. The initiative contributes to open data mapping to enhanced disaster preparedness and effective flood response in Nigeria. In the year 2021, the initiative hosted numerous mapathon events and training on the use of OSM for the new members, GRMI also collaborates with other International Youthmappers to collectively map various communities. Those mapped buildings are further used to build interactive flood early warning maps which are accessible to the public.
Primary effects of disasters accounts also for secondary impacts. Spread of diseases such as cholera is one of the impacts that is accompanied with floods. This visualization describes the use of field data of trash points collected to design the best waste collection route. The output is base map that targets to serve as the guide for waste collectors and the municipal to enhance community resilience during disasters.
This panel discussion will bring together leaders from the Eastern and Southern Africa region to dissect the progress of OpenStreetMap in the regions. Facilitated by the Eastern and Southern Africa Open Mapping regional hub, the panel discussion will look at challenges and opportunities of OSM in the region through discussions with panelists from OSM Communities, INGOs, regional bloc bodies, national disaster agencies and government. Panelists will share their candid challenges and opportunities for transformation of their work through mapping, GIS and open data in regard to OpenStreetMap in their nations and region at large.
A lack of spatial data covering built and natural environments in informal settlements is a serious issue when it comes to advocacy for and planning of settlement upgrades, provision of services and community resilience programmes (amongst other things). This panel session brings together experts by experience to discuss in what ways community-led, participatory mapping can address this barrier to action through the provision of high quality and relevant data as well as the challenges that they have experienced.
OpenStreetMap, drones, and other open geospatial technologies are being used by the Dzaleka mapping project to map out facilities in vulnerable and marginalized populations such as refugee camps. The project will generate geospatial data from within the camp, such as education centers, health care centers, water stations, and buildings/housing, in order to highlight the provision of fundamental/basic services with the use of data.
OSMdata (https://demo.openstreetmap.fr) : valorize the very heterogeneous data of OSM and equip communities and organizations with SOM. Return of experience in France with OSM France.
We will see how OSM DATA works in France, the team behind, how to create a rendering and visualize some of the renderings already present.
This talk is based on the experiences from the Resilience Academy project in Tanzania, where students are engaged in a mass-internship program for a period of 8-12 weeks. The student internship model of the Resilience Academy is designed to work with the local organisations to conduct geospatial data collection campaigns based on the use of various open-source data and tools combined with community mapping and digital online working. Simultaneously, students’ exposure to practical training during the internship provides them with relevant applied geospatial skills, which increase their future employment opportunities and participation in informed decision-making.
C'est un système d'information géographique permettant de recueillir, stocker, traiter, analyser, gérer et présenter tous les types de données spatiales et géographiques. Il permet également de mettre en relation les données qui peuvent, sur papier, sembler très éloignées. Sur la carte on peut également y trouver des informations pouvant aider à la prise de décision.
L'ONG Geosynapse Guinée à l'instar des organisations non gouvernementales nationale participe avec l'appui de l'ambassade des États-Unis à la réponses contre la covid19 en cartographiant sur OSM la ville de Conakry et les structures de santé. Le Projet est réalisé en partenariat avec les 5 communes de la ville de Conakry
We will present the outcomes of the Cities Covid Mitigation and Mapping project from the US Department of State. Map Kibera and GroundTruth Initiative mapped impacts of Covid-19 in the sectors of education (school closings, and economic impacts on families and school staff), water (water shortages in the slums during key times in the pandemic), and sanitation (curfews and other disruptions to toilet access). The data in OSM shows how residents of informal settlements had uneven access to services and how Covid-19 caused major challenges beyond health impacts.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched the Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program (CP3) in 2017. CP3 currently runs in: Indonesia, Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Mali. The program focuses on three workstreams: Preparing Communities, Preparing Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies, and Preparing Stakeholders and Business Partners.
Mugumu is a small town in Northern Part of Tanzania, Facing many challenges one of them is access of Health Center facilities, many pregnant women have been delivery at their Household due to distance travel to reach a near Health center facility, some of them don't even know how to differentiate the services provided between Hospital, Dispensary, Clinic and Pharmacy
The OSM Africa Monthly Mapathon is an initiative to support community development in Africa. The aim is to bring OSM communities across Africa together to learn from each other, network, and grow the spirit of collaboration while contributing data to OpenStreetMap.
The November mapathon will be hosted by OSM Ghana at the State of the Map the Map Africa 2021 conference.
This panel discussion will look into the opportunities and barriers around becoming a local chapter from the perspective of OSM communities in Africa as well as share best practices to bring together multiple groups that are contributing to OpenStreetMap in the same country to form a national level local chapter. And lastly, dig into the issue of doing paid work as a local OSM community and the best ways to handle it so it benefits the community.
The OSM wiki is a core part of OpenStreetMap. It serves as a reference and a precious container for OSM documentation, tagging and history of community decisions.
However as described in a previous edition of the State of the Map Africa, there is a significative gap in contextualization of the content in non Western countries and in other languages than English.
Therefore this bilingual workshop proposed by OSM DRC local chapter aims to provide some tips and allow participants to start with their first OSM wiki edits.
OpenStreetMap Uganda (MapUganda) is a Ugandan registered NGO whose major activities involve promoting community mapping, GIS awareness, actively contributing to open data, and building a network of enthusiastic community mappers in Uganda.
The New Cities project is trying to address the challenge of unemployment through our internship programs that aim at skilling our students with actual marketable skills in the Job Market by providing a platform for individuals to learn, grow and develop in their careers that can be a stepping stone for these graduates to have a fresh start whether in the employment or self-employment industry.
This workshop will cover the basics of using Kobo toolbox, Open Data Kit and JOSM to do basic field mapping in OSM. Map Kibera has been using Kobo and ODK and working with Kobo to create better ways to get data into JOSM for field mapping. The workshop will share these tools with a hands on approach.
Photomapping Uganda's New cities is a continuous project that looks at using using street-level Mapillary photos to add details to remotely mapped data for Uganda's New Cities. Previously, MapUganda executed a project for Mapping New Cities where all newly elevated cities were remotely mapped on OpenStreetMap to create Open Basemap data and maps to be used for city planners and administrators.
This talk is generally about the utility of open street level imagery in local development, with a focus on environmental issues, namely Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
Initially, the work will focus on preparing a demo research model for the use case of Municipal Solid Waste MSW Detection With Machin Learning using Street-Level imagery open data collected by OpenStreetMap Libya contributors and Kartaview volunteer teams.
Cette session présente les actions de construction de communautés resilientes à l'aide de projets que réalisent l'Association OPenStreetMap Mali et ses partenaires au Mali à travers la Cartographie Numérique Collaborative OpenStreetMap.
Cette session permettra donc d’exposer les travaux avec les acteurs communautaires dans la conduite des projets mais aussi de partager les expériences avec les aux autres Communautés OpenStreetMap d'Afrique et celles du monde.
Sensor.Community is a contributors driven global sensor network that creates Open Environmental Data.
Our mission is to inspire and enrich people’s lives by offering a platform for the collective curiosity in nature that is genuine, joyful and positive.
We receive Air-Quality Data from >14.000 sensors in >70 countries each 2 ½ minutes and have generated > 13.000.000.000 data-points (July 2021).
Everything ever measured is available as Open Data.
Check out the live view here:
Beyond community mapping and humanitarian services OSM maps can be used in a wide range of business applications. One of them is location based businesses promotion and information portal. Hence AddisMap.com or Map.et was founded. It works by adding custom map layer containing relevant business information for each individual POIs. It creates a standard business/information page for every POI/location added.
The goal of GeOsm initiative is to make an open source platform available for the whole digital community. We believe a reliable open spatial data infrastructure will initiate many economic activities. It will facilitate the creation of an ecosystem of companies, start-ups and civil society initiatives that will develop innovations based on those newly accessible spatial data. While their activities grow, those users will enrich this shared infrastructure.
OpenMap Development Tanzania (OMDTZ) with support from the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is supporting OpenStreetMap (OSM) communities across Tanzania through the OMDTZ Community Impact Microgrants. The purpose of these microgrants is to expand Tanzania’s local community involvement in open mapping and support them with the necessary resources they need to grow. This is a support program for local communities in Tanzania to leverage OSM data and tools and help them to solve local challenges.
The review of the current datasets shows that most education data in the OSM have been lastly modified since four years ago. Those schools available schools currently in OSM miss important information like names, address and other education facilities. They also lack consistency due to the reason that different persons enter data in the OSM using different tools and features. Even though individual contribution in OSM is allowed, schools data and data for other educational facilities need to be collected and validated by authorised users before putting it to the OSM to ensure quality and relevance of the data set.
Une équipe de volontaires OSM Mauritanie a travaillé en collaboration avec Trufi Association pour tracer une carte intégrée des itinéraires de transport public en Nouakchott, ces itinéraires incluent tous les itinéraires utilisés par les transports publics formels et informels, tels que les bus de STP, les minibus, les taxis, et tiktok.
- Kilométrage : 400
- Nombre d'heures : 55
- itinéraires de bus et de taxi tracées: 59
- tracés GPS: 61 * Approximatif
Unite Maps, a program led by the United Nations Global Service Center, is leveraging OpenStreetMap data to deliver geoservices and cartographic products to UN Peacekeeping missions in Africa. The initiative supports peacekeepers in their operational efforts (as navigation and security) in areas torn by conflict. Unite Maps contributes to the extraction of OSM data as well as community support and capacity building of OSM communities under the umbrella of the UN Mappers network.
La Fabrique des Mobilités, en collaboration avec MobilityData, a réalisé un recensement des projets de cartographie du transport public et de production de données ouvertes (au format GTFS) sur le continent africain ; ainsi que des entretiens auprès des porteurs de projet localement.
Cette étude s’inscrit dans la continuité des travaux de la Fabrique des Mobilités sur DigitalTransport4Africa qui avait impliqué le développement d’un centre de ressources et la publication de jeux de données GTFS sur celui-ci (https://digitaltransport4africa.org/).
The objective is to tell you how OSM has impacted my life, I made it a lifestyle. OSM is a real opportunity to express our social responsibility. Beyond a database, beyond a technology, it's a way of thinking ! OSM is a real opportunity to express our social responsibility. Beyond a database, beyond a technology, it's a way of thinking !
osmnx is a python package to that lets you download OpenStreetMap data and gives you the ability to create street networks easily. It automatically creates edges and nodes which are useful when trying to find the shortest route between two places.
In this talk, we'll see how to use it to create a web API service that accepts two points and returns the shortest n number of routes.
We discuss the impact on outreach and the opportunities that have prevailed to help YouthMappers chapters active. School closures due to COVID-19 have brought significant disruptions to education across global. Emerging evidence from some of the region’s highest-income countries indicates that the pandemic is giving rise to learning losses and increases in inequality. One of the limitations of emergency remote learning is the lack of personal interaction between teacher and student. However, several universities have shown initiative by using other methods to improve the remote educational experience, including social media, email, telephone, and even meeting applications.
The Center for Life Change & Development (CLCD) in partnership with MapUganda is executing a community-driven project on Using OSM tools to end Gender-Based Violence in Western Uganda.
The project's main goal is for the community to be able to use Maps.Me to report GBV cases, create a team of mappers in western Uganda, and train Police Officers on how to respond to reported cases using Maps.Me
The lake Chad region (Nigeria, Chad, Cameroun, Niger) has witnessed insurgency attacks since 2013, which has greatly affected the people of the region especially children and women. Currently, the BAY (Borno, Adamawa, Yobe) states are the most affected. In view of the already degenerated socio-economic and health conditions of the internally displaced persons in north-eastern Nigeria, it is crucial to deploy sustainable solutions that will mitigate the effect especially with the current COVID-19 pandemic
Our presentation will briefly introduce the Digital Transport for Africa (DT4A) project and the
project principles, the benefits one can get from the DT4A platforms, discuss the importance
of a collaborative approach in transit data collection and mapping projects to overcome the
challenges in the sector, the challenges we faced while undertaking data collection and
mapping projects and the opportunities we foresee. We will end the presentation by
announcing the DT4A innovation challenge and inviting the audience to participate in the
There are many interesting things about contributing to OpenStreetMap, one of them I am personally fascinated about is Your first edit / changeset. The OSM Ecosystem has several tools and approaches for creating data. Which of these methods, and what actually do you map? This talk is about some best practices in mapping / introducing mappers to OpenStreetMap that we sometimes ignore and recommendations.
OpenStreetMap is a fairly young and rapidly growing community, in both numbers and awareness, the community is motivated and passionate about mapping, truly diverse and innovative.
being a driven and competitive community, OpenStreetMap Libya have mapped most of Libya, and captured thousands of kilometres of street level imagery, making it to top ten contributors.
in this talk we tell the story of how the OpenStreetMap Libya community formed, the motivations, the contributions, the challenges, and the road ahead.
Teaching OpenStreetMap and open mapping in schools has shown tremendous potential to bolster the learning of geography and technology while preparing students for STEM careers around the world. This Birds of a Feather session will bring together those that are interested in growing the next generation of mappers by using OpenStreetMap in school settings and create space to hear lessons from different groups, such as OpenStreetMap Uganda, who have experience teaching OpenStreetMap in the classroom.
In this workshop, we will guide you in your first steps using MapRoulette. The workshop will consist of two parts.
In the first part, we will look at MapRoulette from a mapper’s perspective. We will show how to search for interesting tasks to solve, and how to use the features of MapRoulette to make the tool work for you.
In the second part, we will look at creating your own tasks to share with the mapping community. This does not require programming skills, but you do need a good understanding of the OSM map, tagging, and the Overpass API.
Women in Geospatial+ is a professional network to promote gender-equality and diversity in the geospatial industry and academia. We are a vibrant and active community with more than 2,200 registered members from all over the world. Our aim is to inspire, unite and empower individuals and the community.
It brings together women and people from underrepresented gender by providing a safe platform on for open communication and exchange. We promote and foster professional development of our members by sharing geospatial news, job vacancies, articles about diversity and tips about leadership and career development.
Agri Thamani Foundation is an NGO focused on using innovative and sustainable interventions in adding value to fight malnutrition in Tanzania. Agri Thamani joined the OSM Community through HOTSM Community Micro Grant granted by OMDTZ. The 20 minutes’ panel discussion will spotlight how Agri Thamani uses QGIS tool to generate maps as an advocacy tool which can be used in its efforts of ending malnutrition. This talk will include strategies used to ensure no one is left behind fighting malnutrition, amidst COVID-19.
Mnadani is one of the wards which found in Dodoma Urban District at Dodoma Region. This ward includes 4 streets includes (Mnadani, Ndachi, Mbwanga and Karume). Mnadani ward is surrounded by other nearby wards like Miyuji, Msalato, Kizota, Chang’ombe, Nala and Mbalawala. Despite of this ward to be located in town, but there some problems and challenges which still continue to plague its community like having poor infrastructure and services. In that case, after experience the condition the IRDP YouthMappers Chapter started to made some initiatives which will help to get rid of those problems and challenges.
OSM activities have started with the National Agency for Civil Security with simply digitization of a few infrastructure in the country.
However, while different initiatives were undertaken to advance these activities, OSM has failed to take off. This talk will present Open Street Map activities in Comoros, the challenges and opportunities to advance it further as a community tool for the country development and for disaster risk reduction.
Data availability plays a great role in informing decisions in most sectors. In Tanzania, there has been a huge data gap especially in open data to support decisions and make a visible analysis of the situation and to what extent different geographical locations are affected differently by such problems. Mapping mills across the country will help actors understand the specific locations, distribution and capacity of each mill in the country and in turn help to analyze food situations in terms of storage and security within places moved by Sustainable Development Goal “Zero hunger” and “Good health and well-being.