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Open GIS in Uganda    @mapuganda
10 Building Blocks for an           Open Data Initiativehttp://www.opendataimpacts.net/2012/08/ten-building-blocks-of-an-o...
Leadership andbureaucratic support              1       Source: European Digital Archive of Soil Maps       http://eusoils...
Leadership and    bureaucratic support• Geo-IM Working Group  – UBOS  – Office of the Prime Minister• National Spatial Dat...
Datasets   2       (c) ACODE, Uganda       Source:
Datasets• Geo-IM Cluster    – Mostly provided by UBOS    –   http://www.ugandaclusters.ug/geo-im.htm•   Ministry of Water•...
Ministry of WaterSource: Ministry of Water and Environment   © OpenStreetMaphttp://www.mwe.go.ug/                       co...
OpenStreetMap           © OpenStreetMap           contributors, CC BY-SA
Licences   3
Licences• Only the Parishes dataset
Data standards      4
Data standards• Projections• Files vs. Services
Data portals     5
Data portals• Geo-IM Cluster•
Interpretations, interfaces     and applications             6
Interpretations, interfaces     and applications• Samples
Www.devtrac.ug
Www.ugandawatch.ug
Water & Illness
Sources• Ministry of Water• CountryStats
Kasese• Pink: Highest % Chronical Ill / family• Green: Use of Yard Tab•• Conclusion: The use of Yard Tabs  increases the r...
Outreach and engagement• Mappingday  – Www.mappingday.com  –
Capacity building• Mappingday!• Makerere• Potential: Hackathons
Feedback loops• UReport• TracFM• Data is a Process, not a Project
Policy and legislative lock-             in• General Open Data legal Framework
Q&Areinier.battenberg@fruitsofthought.org            Twitter: @batje
Harvard AfricaMap• http://worldmap.harvard.edu/africamap/
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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" http://www.opendataimpacts.net/2012/08/ten-building-blocks-of-an-open-data-initiative/

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  1. 1. Open GIS in Uganda @mapuganda
  2. 2. 10 Building Blocks for an Open Data Initiativehttp://www.opendataimpacts.net/2012/08/ten-building-blocks-of-an-open-data-initiative/
  3. 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. 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. 5. Datasets 2 (c) ACODE, Uganda Source:
  6. 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. 7. Ministry of WaterSource: Ministry of Water and Environment © OpenStreetMaphttp://www.mwe.go.ug/ contributors, CC BY-SA
  8. 8. OpenStreetMap © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC BY-SA
  9. 9. Licences 3
  10. 10. Licences• Only the Parishes dataset
  11. 11. Data standards 4
  12. 12. Data standards• Projections• Files vs. Services
  13. 13. Data portals 5
  14. 14. Data portals• Geo-IM Cluster•
  15. 15. Interpretations, interfaces and applications 6
  16. 16. Interpretations, interfaces and applications• Samples
  17. 17. Www.devtrac.ug
  18. 18. Www.ugandawatch.ug
  19. 19. Water & Illness
  20. 20. Sources• Ministry of Water• CountryStats
  21. 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. 22. Outreach and engagement• Mappingday – Www.mappingday.com –
  23. 23. Capacity building• Mappingday!• Makerere• Potential: Hackathons
  24. 24. Feedback loops• UReport• TracFM• Data is a Process, not a Project
  25. 25. Policy and legislative lock- in• General Open Data legal Framework
  26. 26. Q&Areinier.battenberg@fruitsofthought.org Twitter: @batje
  27. 27. Harvard AfricaMap• http://worldmap.harvard.edu/africamap/
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