Are you in a Geography or International Development university department, wanting a real life example of how mapping can help rural African communities? Who are we? Crowd2Map… Read more “Volunteering Opportunity for University Students”
Our story has been featured in Broadly – a digital media channel by Vice media, focused exclusively on issues that matter most to women. Read the excellent… Read more “Crowd2Map featured in Broadly, by Vice media”
We have been running community training in rural Tanzania to get locals to map their own communities with the Maps.me app on their phones. The only problem… Read more “Have an old Android phone? Don’t let it go to waste”
With volunteers’ help we have mapped >42K km of roads, >700K buildings, 169 villages, >12K schools and 162 in Tanzania!
Crowd2Map Tanzania participated in Mozilla Festival 2016, presenting in the Science Fair & holding a mapping session with a live link to Mugumu Safe House.
We are presenting today at HOT Summit in Brussels! Here is our talk: Our State of the Map lighting talk & workshop “Improving canvas for participatory mapping… Read more “We’re at HOT Summit & State of Map 2016 Brussels!”
Received a note from Wambura Kisika, the legal officer at the Mugumu Safe House! Here it is, in his own words, why our mapping is helping their crucial effort to fight FGM
Find yourself bored on a rainy summer night? How about some OSM mapping to end FGM ?
8 mappers in Vilnius, 26+ in London, 32 in Dar, 15 in Nairobi, 15 at Mugumu Safe House and many others online joined our mapping party last… Read more “Myriad of thanks to *all* for making Triple Mapping Party great success”
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+!