Open GIS Data Status in Uganda 2012
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Overview of the status of Open GIS Data as related to Tim Davies blogpost about "Ten Building Blocks of Open Data Initiatives"......

Overview of the status of Open GIS Data as related to Tim Davies blogpost about "Ten Building Blocks of Open Data Initiatives" http://www.opendataimpacts.net/2012/08/ten-building-blocks-of-an-open-data-initiative/

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  • 1. Open GIS in Uganda @mapuganda
  • 2. 10 Building Blocks for an Open Data Initiativehttp://www.opendataimpacts.net/2012/08/ten-building-blocks-of-an-open-data-initiative/
  • 3. Leadership andbureaucratic support 1 Source: European Digital Archive of Soil Maps http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/esdb_archive/eudasm/africa/lists/cug.htm
  • 4. Leadership and bureaucratic support• Geo-IM Working Group – UBOS – Office of the Prime Minister• National Spatial Data Infrastructure – UBOS or NPA? This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license. Created August 19, 2005 by Mark Dingemanse Source: Wikipedia
  • 5. Datasets 2 (c) ACODE, Uganda Source:
  • 6. Datasets• Geo-IM Cluster – Mostly provided by UBOS – http://www.ugandaclusters.ug/geo-im.htm• Ministry of Water• RAFU & NFA still closed• International• OpenStreetMap• 3 times a week in the paper!!
  • 7. Ministry of WaterSource: Ministry of Water and Environment © OpenStreetMaphttp://www.mwe.go.ug/ contributors, CC BY-SA
  • 8. OpenStreetMap © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC BY-SA
  • 9. Licences 3
  • 10. Licences• Only the Parishes dataset
  • 11. Data standards 4
  • 12. Data standards• Projections• Files vs. Services
  • 13. Data portals 5
  • 14. Data portals• Geo-IM Cluster•
  • 15. Interpretations, interfaces and applications 6
  • 16. Interpretations, interfaces and applications• Samples
  • 17. Www.devtrac.ug
  • 18. Www.ugandawatch.ug
  • 19. Water & Illness
  • 20. Sources• Ministry of Water• CountryStats
  • 21. Kasese• Pink: Highest % Chronical Ill / family• Green: Use of Yard Tab•• Conclusion: The use of Yard Tabs increases the risk of chronic Illnesses•• (Deep Boreholes are safest)
  • 22. Outreach and engagement• Mappingday – Www.mappingday.com –
  • 23. Capacity building• Mappingday!• Makerere• Potential: Hackathons
  • 24. Feedback loops• UReport• TracFM• Data is a Process, not a Project
  • 25. Policy and legislative lock- in• General Open Data legal Framework
  • 26. Q&Areinier.battenberg@fruitsofthought.org Twitter: @batje
  • 27. Harvard AfricaMap• http://worldmap.harvard.edu/africamap/