The 5th Ramani Huira mapping party took place at Buni on the 29th of August. The theme of the event was “Map My Hometown On OSM” #MMHOSM, an opportunity to map the participants’ towns, many of which were completely unmapped.
Towns mapped on the day included parts of Mwanza, Arusha, Mbeya, Bukoba, Tanga, Moshi. Around thirty people attended the event, both students from UDSM and Ardhi University, and members of the Tanzanian tech community. The attendees were split into two teams to map the towns, with people competing to map their hometowns and have the best-mapped city.
The mapping party also showcased Mapillary, an online map and community of crowdsourced street-level photos. Mapillary also has a mobile application which is a tool in capturing photos and directly uploading them to the Mapillary map, which can be accessed by anyone.
The next mapping party will take place at Kinu on Saturday 26th of September with the theme of ‘Map Dodoma!’, with the focus of the day being mapping the capital city of Tanzania. The event is open to new and experienced mappers, with support and training provided to all. The event will run from 10 am-1 pm and updates will be posted on the Facebook event page.