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OpenMap Development Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Joined March 2021

OMDTZ is a registered NGO based in Dar es Salaam and operating across Tanzania. Mission: To have a greater capacity for open data, open-source, and applying these principles to assist organizations.



Presence in: Tanzania
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources

OpenMap Development Tanzania is a registered NGO based in Dar es Salaam and operating across Tanzania. Since its establishment in 2017, OMDTZ has executed and promoted several community mapping projects, generated map awareness, actively pledged open datasets, and continued to build a network of enthusiastic mappers in Tanzania. OMDTZ heavily contributes to the OpenStreetMap (OSM – https://www.openstreetmap.org/) platform, which is both a map and database of geographic data owned by contributors on OSM; anyone can view, create and use this information for free.

Vision

  • To have a vibrant OpenStreetMap community in Tanzania, which is united, organized, and growing to assist, and get involved in National and global development goals.

Mission

  • To have a greater capacity for open data, open-source, and applying these principles to assist organizations and individuals locally, and internationally to manage and solve social, economic, and community challenges​

We create open datasets for different courses such as disaster response for floods, waste management, etc to help decision-makers with maps to improve challenges faced by communities on the ground. OMDTZ has promoted a number of community mapping projects, generates map awareness, actively pledged open data sets, and continue to build a network of enthusiastic mappers in Tanzania.

We are involved in the success of community mapping and open geospatial data in Tanzania. We have also conducted training to government entities i.e (President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government offices- PORALG), university institutions, etc on the use of open data–which included.

People Associated With This Organization

Immaculata Mwanja

Tanzania  
OpenMap Development Tanzania (Unverified)
Joined March 2021
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Policy Advocacy & Governance, Women's Rights
I am a graduate at Ardhi University where I took my Bachelor's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Volunteered at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and currently working as the Operations Manager at OpenMap Development Tanzania (OMDTZ) expecting to accomplish many goals in the future!

I have over 5 years of data collection, data analysis, and data visualization using open source tools (ODK, OMK, OSMAnd, Umap, OverpassTurbo, QGIS, OpenRefine, Kobo Toolbox, Overleaf, etc.).

I am proficient with working with community members through participatory mapping to create capacity building through Local people, Local devices, and Open tools

I am a promoter of open source tools usage to students, government entities, and the private sector through training and support.

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