State of the Map Africa 2021

Neema Alphonce

I am Neema Justus Alphonce, a Mapping Quality Assurance at Open Map Development Tanzania (OMDTZ). I joined OMDTZ after graduating Bachelor of Science in Land Management and Valuation from Ardhi University Dar es Salaam Tanzania since 2017 as volunteer. I have been working in several projects. In 2018 , I participated in Tanzania Mini grid Mapping project that buildings were only mapped. In 2019 up to date , I am working in Road Import Project as Quality Assurance . My duties based on data quality and quantity, data collection, mapping and providing training to community related to mapping activities and site visit for ground truthing.


Leveraging AI for Road Mapping in Tanzania
Tonny John, Dorice Lucas Mawona, Christina Reuben, Neema Alphonce

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.

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