State of the Map Africa 2021

Christina Reuben

Hi! My name is Christina Reuben, Quality Assurance at Open Map Development Tanzania (OMDTZ) Digitization team. I joined OpenStreetMap/OMDTZ team as a graduate with a bachelor of science in environmental science and management. In a short time, I was able to master the mapping processes and now Quality Assurance. My daily activities focus on data validation and quality checks, communication, coordination, training, learning, reporting, and work performance monitoring. Also, I involve with field works for community engagement, data collection, cleaning (analysis), and uploading to OSM. Currently have been working on the road import project in Tanzania using artificial intelligent data to create a road network database, which can be used in disaster response, community service provision, and development initiatives.


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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