Events
  • Thu
    26
    Mar
    2015
    Fri
    27
    Mar
    2015
  • Sat
    09
    May
    2015
    10:00 amBuni

    In this monthly  Mapping Party, we will learn how to edit in OpenStreetMap for Humanitarian Responses to Natural Disasters like Earth Quakes, Floods, Land Slides using the HOT Tasking Manager.

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2015
    10:00 amNdugumbi Ward Office

    On Thursday May 28, 2015, Dar Ramani Huria will hold a community meeting at the ward office in Ndugumbi, At the meeting, the Dar Ramani Huria team will deliver a printed version of a detailed map of the ward that community members and university students created.

    Community members were trained to map their own neighborhoods using GPS devices, aerial imagery, and OpenStreetMap, an online map of the world that anyone can edit. The community members were paired with students from Ardhi University to create the detailed, and highly accurate map of the ward.

    By collecting relevant data and creating detailed maps of 17 of the most flood-prone wards in the city, Dar Ramani Huria will enable better disaster planning, prevention, and response that will reduce the losses

    The data collected by the teams will be used in InaSAFE to model flood scenarios and enable better flood planning and response by authorities.

    The data is also free and available online to anyone- governments, businesses, or individuals- to use as they see fit. For more information visit: www.ramanihuria.org

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2015
    10:00 amTandale Ward Office

    On Friday May 29, 2015, Dar Ramani Huria will hold a community meeting at the ward office in Tandale, Dar Es Salaam to mark the completion of its community mapping project there. At the meeting, the Dar Ramani Huria team will deliver a printed version of a detailed map of the ward that community members and university students created over the last month.

    Community members were trained to map their own neighborhoods using GPS devices, aerial imagery, and OpenStreetMap, an online map of the world that anyone can edit. The community members were paired with students from Ardhi University to create the detailed, and highly accurate map of the ward.

    Local flooding caused by the recent rains made work difficult for the mapping teams, as many roads in the ward were blocked by water or covered in thick mud, but the flooding also made the goals of the project more real.

    The seasonal floods in Dar Es Salaam have enormous costs for the city in terms of lives, livelihoods, health, transportation, and infrastructure.

    By collecting relevant data and creating detailed maps of 17 of the most flood-prone wards in the city, Dar Ramani Huria will enable better disaster planning, prevention, and response that will reduce the losses.

    The data collected by the teams will be used in InaSAFE to model flood scenarios and enable better flood planning and response by authorities.

    The data is also free and available online to anyone- governments, businesses, or individuals- to use as they see fit. For more information visit: www.ramanihuria.org

  • Mon
    15
    Jun
    2015
    10:00 amMchikichini Ward Office

    Mchikichini is the third  ward to be mapped under community mapping for flood resilience project (Ramani Huria). In the opening forum we are to meet all concerned parties that will be involved in the mapping exercise starting on Monday 15th June 2015. These include, Executive Ward Officer,subward officers, selected community members, plus 15 selected Ardhi University students.

    We shall have a combination of 12 community members who will assist us during data collection of Mchikichini and  Arhdi University, who have been trained in the past two months the mapping process.

    Through this exercise, we not only collect data for digitization, but identify areas prone to floods like wetlands on ground, identify blocked drains. These maps will be used by government agencies in later stages to reduce on floods and its challenges.

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2015
    10:00 am

    In this month's Mapping Party, learn how to use mapping tools-GPS Units, OSM Tracker (Android App), FieldPapers, JOSM (Java OpenStreetMap) editing tool, for data collection and digitization to OpenStreetMap for flood resilience. Plus meet the rest of the OpenStreetMap Tanzania Community at the Buni Innovation Hub located in the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology Building along New Bagamoyo Road.

  • Mon
    13
    Jul
    2015
    10:00 amWard offices in Mabibo, Mburahati, Makurumla, Makumbusho, Mchikichini, Keko, and Msasani

    Ramani Huria is in its second phase, where it has trained one hundred twenty students from University of Dar es Salaam and Ardhi University for three days. Within these trainings, students have gained skills and knowledge of how to edit OpenStreetMap

    Flood prone wards are to mapped starting on Tuesday 14th July 2015 after the Opening Community Forums. These are: Mabibo, Mburahati, Makurumla, Makumbusho, Mchikichini, Keko, and Msasani. In the forums, local community members are introduced to the project, open discussion are taken up plus any questions concerning the project are answered.

    Join any of the six wards to know more about the project.

  • Sat
    25
    Jul
    2015
    10:00 amBuni

    Introduction to OpenStreetMap for Humanitarian Response.

    This event will be a fun collaboration with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and Missing Maps . The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team applies the principles of open source and open data sharing for humanitarian response and economic development.

    The aim of the Missing Maps Project is to map the most crisis-prone parts of the developing world. To improve the lives of some of the planet’s most vulnerable people.

    1. Learn about the Humanitarian OpenStreetMapTeam (HOT) and Missing Maps
    2. Get introduced to OpenStreetMap and
    3. Dive into contributing to a Missing Maps project using the tasking manager.

    OSM Tasking Manager is a mapping tool designed and built for the Humanitarian OSM Team collaborative mapping. The purpose of the tool is to divide up a mapping job into smaller tasks that can be completed rapidly. It shows which areas need to be mapped and which areas need the mapping validated.

    This approach facilitates the distribution of tasks to the various mappers in a context of emergency. It also permits to control the progress and the homogeinity of the work done (ie. Elements to cover, specific tags to use, etc.)

  • Sat
    22
    Aug
    2015
    10:00 amBuni

    Ramani Huria invites you to our next exciting mapping party with the theme “Map My Hometown on OSM” #MMHOSM. Participants will be grouped to remote map their nearest hometowns. The goal for the mapping party is to have this data available on OpenStreetMap for future social-economic development.

    As well as mapping the hometowns in your region, you will also have the chance to learn about an exciting tool that has started to be used in Tanzania. Get to know about Mapillary (https://www.mapillary.com/) a mobile application used for crowdsourcing map photos using simple tools like smartphones. The application is free on the Google Play Store, so you can try it out even before the mapping party, and then share your experience with the audience.

    Register your attendance here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mapping-party-map-my-hometown-on-osm-tickets-18170203568

    Mapping parties are held once a month and are open to all members of the community, in addition to students who have previously been involved with Ramani Huria. We invite enthusiastic and new mappers to help edit areas that need maps with the use of the HOT Tasking Manager. If you're new to mapping, you are also welcome - the Ramani Huria team can assist you with all the tools you need to be part of mapping your community.

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2015
    10:00 amWard offices in Manzese, Mzimuni, Kigogo and Vingunguti

    Phase 3 of Ramani Huria’s mapping of Dar es Salaam began on Friday 11th of September with opening community forums being held in Manzese, Mzimuni, Kigogo and Vingunguti.

  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2015
    10:00 amWard offices in Mabibo, Mburahati, Makurumla, Makumbusho, Mchikichini, Keko, and Msasani

    Closing Community Forums for Mabibo, Mburahati, Makurumla, Makumbusho, Mchikichini, Keko, and Msasani

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015
    10:00 amKinu

    Ramani Huria invites you to our next exciting mapping party with the theme “Map Dodoma", a chance to really put the capital city of Tanzania 'on the map'! The goal for the mapping party is to have this data available on OpenStreetMap for all to freely access and use. We're excited to be holding our mapping party for the first time at the Kinu Innovation Space: bit.ly/KinuMap

    Maptime Tanzania gatherings (also known a mapping parties) are held once a month and are open to all members of the community, in addition to students who have previously been involved with Ramani Huria. We invite enthusiastic and new mappers to help edit areas that need maps with the use of the HOT Tasking Manager.

    If you're new to mapping, you are also welcome - the Ramani Huria team can assist you with all the tools you need to be part of mapping your community.

    See the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1046188452078905/

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015
    10:00 amWard offices in Vingunguti; Kigogo; Mzimuni; Manzese

    Dar Ramani Huria will hold a community meeting at the ward offices of Vingunguti; Kigogo; Mzimuni; Manzese. At the meeting, the Dar Ramani Huria team will deliver a printed version of a detailed map of the ward that community members and university students created.

    Community members were trained to map their own neighborhoods using GPS devices, aerial imagery, and OpenStreetMap, an online map of the world that anyone can edit. The community members were paired with students from Ardhi University to create the detailed, and highly accurate map of the ward.

    By collecting relevant data and creating detailed maps of some of the most flood-prone wards in the city, Dar Ramani Huria will enable better disaster planning, prevention, and response that will reduce the losses

    The data collected by the teams will be used in InaSAFE to model flood scenarios and enable better flood planning and response by authorities.

    The data is also free and available online to anyone- governments, businesses, or individuals- to use as they see fit. For more information visit: www.ramanihuria.org

  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2015
    10:00 amWard offices in Ubungo and Tabata

    Dar Ramani Huria will hold a community meeting at the ward offices of Ubungo and Tabata. At the meeting, the Dar Ramani Huria team will deliver a printed version of a detailed map of the ward that community members and university students created.

    Community members were trained to map their own neighborhoods using GPS devices, aerial imagery, and OpenStreetMap, an online map of the world that anyone can edit. The community members were paired with students from Ardhi University to create the detailed, and highly accurate map of the ward.

    By collecting relevant data and creating detailed maps of some of the most flood-prone wards in the city, Dar Ramani Huria will enable better disaster planning, prevention, and response that will reduce the losses

    The data collected by the teams will be used in InaSAFE to model flood scenarios and enable better flood planning and response by authorities.

    The data is also free and available online to anyone- governments, businesses, or individuals- to use as they see fit. For more information visit: www.ramanihuria.org

  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2015
    10:00 amTemeke Ward Office

    Mapping with begin in Temeke Ward with an opening community forum at the Temeke Ward office.

    In the forum, local community members are introduced to the project, open discussion are conducted, as well as any questions concerning the project are answered.