Using Drone Imagery to Generate Flood Inundation Models

  Tandale Flood Inundation Model Dar es Salaam is the largest city of Tanzania, it has an estimated 5.5 million residents and is  also an economic centre for Tanzania and East Africa. Offset with this economic and social importance, Dar es Salaam has a tropical climate, experiencing two rainy seasons in a year (April - May and November - December). These seasons are usually accompanied with high rainfall, with high potential for flooding. The main reason for the floods to occur in Dar es Salaam is the mismatched pace of the population growth…Read more

Community mapping showcased to President Jakaya Kikwete

The Fourth Tanzanian Annual National Science, Technology and Innovation Conference took place recently in Dar es Salaam from 17th-19th of June. The conference presented the opportunity to showcase Ramani Huria and community mapping in Dar es Salaam to the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete. Daud Fufuji, Open Data Consultant with the World Bank’s Tanzania Office, presented mapping activities to the President, as well as key officials from the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF). The presentation included detailed maps of the recently…Read more

The Kick Off Workshop – Community Mapping For Flood Resilience (#DarRamaniHuria)

Dar Ramani Huria is a Swahili phrase that means “The Open Map of Dar es Salaam” and getting more than 100 people from different Government and Non Government Institutions was the perfect opportunity to talk about Community Mapping and how it can be used for Flood Resilience. 26th March, 2015 was the Kick Off Workshop for a string of Mapping activities that will continue throughout the year. The day kicked off at 9.30 with a Video showing the effects of flooding on Dar es Salaam one of the fastest growing cities in Africa…Read more

Drone Demostration At Ndugumbi Ward

Inclusive Institutions, Walid Malik a Senior Public Sector Management Specialist, Chiara Bronchi a Lead Governance Specialist, Edward Anderson a Senior ICT Policy Specialist and Mark Iliffe a Geo-spatial Innovation Specialist who is the project Coordinator. Mark Iliffe explaining the project concept to the guests CREDIT: Ramani Huria A drone demonstration was made by the Sensefly Team at an open space near the Ward Offices. The Drones’ main purpose it to take clear aerial imagery to be used during the mapping process and additionally become available to any interested bodies for this data.  Read more

Drone Aerial Imagery Used For Commuity Mapping For Flood Resilience in Ndugumbi Ward

The residents in Dar es Salaam were given a taste of state of the art technology being used in the Dar Ramani Huria project to capture imagery for use in the ongoing Mapping Exercise. Seeing the ebee Drone from Sense Fly in the sky you wont differentiate it from any other birds in the sky, its only if you saw it taking off from the ground that you would believe that they are actually drones. These devices are programmed to fly in a certain direction at a particular height in the sky as…Read more