Uniting over 9500 global volunteers to map rural Tanzania to help end FGM and aid community development
Will you help us?
Learn more about how you can help us put rural Tanzania on the map!
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 volunteers worldwide and on the ground in Tanzania.
Our most recent efforts have been focused on fighting female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Serengeti region, and this excellent video by AJ+ news will tell you why:
We are mapping buildings, roads and villages via satellite imagery on OpenStreetMap – everyone can help. You need to register on openstreetmap.org, open HOT Tasking Manager and map one of these tasks on your computer.
All the instructions can be found in each task, and here is a helpful video to get you started.
If you are mapping locally in Tanzania, find Maps.me mapping instructions here.
If you would like to be partnered with a remote mapper to help with fieldpapers, please get in touch.
All maps on OSM need to be validated – just so we don’t leave any mistakes. Any more experienced mapper can do it.
If you have done validation before, head straight to one of these tasks on the HOT Tasking manager, and get started!
If you have never done validating before, contact us and we will walk you through it.
DONATE YOUR OLD PHONE!
Have an unused working phone hidden away in your drawer? We can use it!
Send us your old or new unused phones, and we will use them to train more local people in Tanzania to map their own communities.
Don’t let it go to waste! Donate it.
DONATE VIA GLOBAL GIVING
Any donation, big or small, goes a long way in Tanzania. We are using donations to buy phones, train community change agents and run mapping workshop locally in Tanzania.
Donate today via Global Giving!
Where we are?
You can see on this online map where all the remote mappers are – click on the dot to find out more. Please add yourself here.
Blog of the Crowd2Map Tanzania – the crowdsourced mapping project to put rural Tanzania on the map.
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