Last week Rhobi was invited to tell her story as an FGM survivor and activist at a high level panel as part of the United Nations General… Read more “Mapathon at the United Nations”
On Friday, 24th June, everyone around the Mugumu Safe House was getting involved with our community mapping programme that we were able to set up with the help of a HOT microgrant:
Below in the photo , Neema , the Safe House social worker showing Ayubu how to access a map of Mugumu on a phone provided by the HOT microgrant. Although he is the Safe House driver he’s never used a map before 👇👇.
Crowd Sourced Mapping to support sustainable development and help prevent FGM in rural Tanzania. On 22nd August 2017 , Jianting Zhao is an Azavea Summer of Maps… Read more “Crowd Sourced Mapping⤵⤵”
Crowd2Map used to be run via EpiCollect+ platform, which allows locals to install an app on smartphones or tablets and register various resources and villages through a simple data collection form. By setting coordinates, attaching a photo and answering a few questions, each point can be registered in minutes:
The data is then sent to the central server, and all the data points can immediately be visualized on a map via the browser:
In December 2015, Janet took some donated tablets and smartphones to several schools in Tanzania and kicked-off the data collection. Several months past, we already have over 200 points!
[update 2016-04-10] We now have nearly 1500 points on EpiCollect+!