• Mbarara University of Science & Technology Students
  • GPS Devices and Walking Papers
  • Discussing the follow up with Ian Clark
  • G.P.S for Field data collection
  • How to use a G.P.S device for data collection
  • Mapping Tools combined
  • An area in Ggaba Town Center on OSM before being mapped.
  • An area in Ggaba, trading center after being mapped to OSM
  • Computer Science & Engineering Students at Busitema University
  • Making tracks and waypoints in the field with a G.P.S device
  • Selecting areas from where to collect data


Mapping Day Uganda is a fast growing project which organises mapping events, implements local trainings, generates map awareness, actively pledges open data sets and builds a network of enthusiastic mappers in Uganda.

All activities are set up around the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. OSM is a map and database whereby the stored geographic data is owned by the whole world allowing everyone to view, create and use this information such as street maps for free.


Recent Activities

QGIS analysis How we travel, analysis with QGIS

This month we allow International Womens Day to inspire our mapping activities.
Urban planning is dominated by male perspectives, even though cities are experienced differently by women than by men. In 1999 Vienna noticed that men and women are

Open Data Cycle International Opendataday Kampala

Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.
If you

Kampala Old Taxi part Mapping meet-up: Getting hands on JOSM

The new year meet-up will focus on practically working with JOSM, one of the OSM editors, and we shall go through all the steps involved to edit OpenStreetMap with the JOSM software. There are a few more editors for OpenStreetMap data, like iD, Potlatch, Quantum GIS, ArcGis and a