USING LOCAL & SATELLITE MAPPING TO FIGHT FGM–
CROWD2MAP TANZANIA
State of the Map, HOT Summit
September 2016
Janet Chapman
LUCKY MEETUP AT
MOZILLA
FESTIVAL 2015

“TEST” PROJECT TO
ENGAGE LOCALS IN
CROWDSOURCING /
CITIZEN SCIENCE
DATA COULD BE U...
WE’RE MAPPING RURAL TANZANIA. WHY?
• Tanzania Development Trust funds grassroots
organisations in the poorest areas of rur...
WE’RE MAPPING RURAL TANZANIA. WHY?
URBAN TANZANIA LOOKS LIKE THIS: (DAR ES SALAAM)
Thanks to great work of Ramani
Huria
WE’RE MAPPING RURAL TANZANIA. WHY?
• Rural Tanzania is blank in Google Maps.
• Received important input from a GIS colleag...
WE’RE MAPPING RURAL TANZANIA. WHY?
THANKS TO MISSING MAPS, SOME OF IT LOOKED LIKE THIS (ZEZE, -4.8987578, 30.0577604)
Road...
PILOT PROJECT: EPICOLLECT+
Travelling around rural Tanzania mapping with
Epicollect and getting local volunteers involved.
PILOT PROJECT: EPICOLLECT+
LOCALS LEARNING TO USE OSM ON LAPTOPS
OSM training session in Zeze secondary
school. Only 1 laptop available.
WE’RE MAPPING RURAL
TANZANIA. WHY?
LOCALS HAVE BEEN MAPPING POINTS
OF IMPORTANCE, WORSHIP PLACES,
SHOPS, SCHOOLS, COMMUNIT...
FOCUS: FIGHTING FGM IN MUGUMU
Rhobi at a roadshow against FGM in a village near
Mugumu.
TRANSFERRING GOV OPEN DATA TO OSM
data from http://opendata.go.tz/
TRANSFERRING GOV OPEN DATA TO OSM
Over 200 online
volunteers manually
added schools and
clinics.
FINDING A SUITABLE MAPPING PLATFORM
Issues with poor map in Epicollect, and points had
to be manually added to OSM, so cha...
MAPPING ON MAPS.ME
When new version of
Maps.Me allowed users
to add points directly to
OSM we started using
that instead o...
MAPPING ON MAPS.ME
Users in Tanzania loved
Maps.Me, but long list of
irrelevant categories causes
confusion so Maps.Me are...
MAPPING COMPETITION!
Sharing the leader board on What’s App
groups was good at increasing motivation
REMOTE VILLAGES ARE STILL MISSING FROM MAPS …
• Where are they ?
• How are they called ?
• How many people live there ?
• ...
INACCURATE, DUPLICATE ENTRIES …
Delay in Maps.Me data can lead to 2 users
adding same information and so duplicate data
COMMUNICATION: FACEBOOK
Volunteer mappers were using their
own smartphones which were
generally low spec and often had
iss...
COMMUNICATION: WHATSAPP
Posting of updates about
monthly competition
increased motivation.
SATELLITE MAPPING VIA HOT TASK MANAGER /project/1788
http://tasks.hotosm.org/
project/1788#
We need to finish this
before ...
TRIPLE MAPPING PARTY, MAY 2016!
SATELLITE MAPPING EVENTS BY VOLUNTEERS
Ramani Huria
volunteers mapping
Mugumu on May 7th
2016 in Dar es Salaam.
MUGUMU SAFE HOUSE GIRLS ENGAGING IN MAPPING THEMSELVES
Rhobi and some of the girls at the Safe House mapping in
OSM on May...
CONTINUING MAPPING AFTER THE EVENT …
http://osm-analytics.org/#/
CONTINUING MAPPING AFTER THE EVENT …
CONTINUING MAPPING AFTER THE EVENT …
CONTINUING MAPPING AFTER THE EVENT …
WINS
• Reaching more girls in Mara via
Mugumu Safe House
 Discovery of remote villages
 Reaching remote villages (limite...
MAPILLARY IN TANZANIA
Starting to add photos of terrain using
Mapillary – particularly useful to show
road conditions in t...
MAPILLARY IN TANZANIA
 Develop Swahili version of Maps.Me
 Get more phones before next training round in November 2016
 Project to map clinic...
FRIENDS
THANK YOU !
VOLUNTEERS
crowd2map.wordpress.com
QUESTIONS?
@crowd2map
@jachapman82
j.chapman@tanzdevtrust.orgCrowd2Map Tanzania
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Using Local and Satellite mapping to fight Female Genital Mutilation in Tanzania

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Presentation by Janet Chapman from Crowd2Map Tanzania at HOT Humanitarian Mapping and State of the Map conferences in Brussels, September 2016

Using Local and Satellite mapping to fight Female Genital Mutilation in Tanzania

  1. 1. USING LOCAL & SATELLITE MAPPING TO FIGHT FGM– CROWD2MAP TANZANIA State of the Map, HOT Summit September 2016 Janet Chapman
  2. 2. LUCKY MEETUP AT MOZILLA FESTIVAL 2015  “TEST” PROJECT TO ENGAGE LOCALS IN CROWDSOURCING / CITIZEN SCIENCE DATA COULD BE USED TO MAKE A MAP!!! HOW DID CROWD2MAP TANZANIA COME TO BE?
  3. 3. WE’RE MAPPING RURAL TANZANIA. WHY? • Tanzania Development Trust funds grassroots organisations in the poorest areas of rural Tanzania where there are no other international NGOs working. • Typical projects include bore holes for villages without water, solar for clinics so women don’t have to give birth in the dark, desks so school children don’t have to sit on the floor. • These remote villages are EXTREMELY poorly mapped. • Local officials lack maps of their area.
  4. 4. WE’RE MAPPING RURAL TANZANIA. WHY? URBAN TANZANIA LOOKS LIKE THIS: (DAR ES SALAAM) Thanks to great work of Ramani Huria
  5. 5. WE’RE MAPPING RURAL TANZANIA. WHY? • Rural Tanzania is blank in Google Maps. • Received important input from a GIS colleague: “It’s not blank in OSM!” • But actually… MOST RURAL TANZANIA LOOKED LIKE THIS WHEN WE STARTED - AND MUCH OF IT STILL DOES.. Zeze village, Kigoma, population 8000
  6. 6. WE’RE MAPPING RURAL TANZANIA. WHY? THANKS TO MISSING MAPS, SOME OF IT LOOKED LIKE THIS (ZEZE, -4.8987578, 30.0577604) Roads added in Kigoma from http://tasks.hotosm.org/proj ect/1069 due to influx of Burundi refugees. But Zeze still not named.
  7. 7. PILOT PROJECT: EPICOLLECT+ Travelling around rural Tanzania mapping with Epicollect and getting local volunteers involved.
  8. 8. PILOT PROJECT: EPICOLLECT+
  9. 9. LOCALS LEARNING TO USE OSM ON LAPTOPS OSM training session in Zeze secondary school. Only 1 laptop available.
  10. 10. WE’RE MAPPING RURAL TANZANIA. WHY? LOCALS HAVE BEEN MAPPING POINTS OF IMPORTANCE, WORSHIP PLACES, SHOPS, SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY LIBRARY …
  11. 11. FOCUS: FIGHTING FGM IN MUGUMU Rhobi at a roadshow against FGM in a village near Mugumu.
  12. 12. TRANSFERRING GOV OPEN DATA TO OSM data from http://opendata.go.tz/
  13. 13. TRANSFERRING GOV OPEN DATA TO OSM Over 200 online volunteers manually added schools and clinics.
  14. 14. FINDING A SUITABLE MAPPING PLATFORM Issues with poor map in Epicollect, and points had to be manually added to OSM, so changed to Maps.Me
  15. 15. MAPPING ON MAPS.ME When new version of Maps.Me allowed users to add points directly to OSM we started using that instead of Epicollect.
  16. 16. MAPPING ON MAPS.ME Users in Tanzania loved Maps.Me, but long list of irrelevant categories causes confusion so Maps.Me are producing a cut down version, initially in English, but later in Swahili too.
  17. 17. MAPPING COMPETITION! Sharing the leader board on What’s App groups was good at increasing motivation
  18. 18. REMOTE VILLAGES ARE STILL MISSING FROM MAPS … • Where are they ? • How are they called ? • How many people live there ? • Are they accessible by roads? Are there bridges? Posting questions on Facebook group
  19. 19. INACCURATE, DUPLICATE ENTRIES … Delay in Maps.Me data can lead to 2 users adding same information and so duplicate data
  20. 20. COMMUNICATION: FACEBOOK Volunteer mappers were using their own smartphones which were generally low spec and often had issues with finding GPS
  21. 21. COMMUNICATION: WHATSAPP Posting of updates about monthly competition increased motivation.
  22. 22. SATELLITE MAPPING VIA HOT TASK MANAGER /project/1788 http://tasks.hotosm.org/ project/1788# We need to finish this before the cutting season starts in December.
  23. 23. TRIPLE MAPPING PARTY, MAY 2016!
  24. 24. SATELLITE MAPPING EVENTS BY VOLUNTEERS Ramani Huria volunteers mapping Mugumu on May 7th 2016 in Dar es Salaam.
  25. 25. MUGUMU SAFE HOUSE GIRLS ENGAGING IN MAPPING THEMSELVES Rhobi and some of the girls at the Safe House mapping in OSM on May 7th after initial training when I visited.
  26. 26. CONTINUING MAPPING AFTER THE EVENT … http://osm-analytics.org/#/
  27. 27. CONTINUING MAPPING AFTER THE EVENT …
  28. 28. CONTINUING MAPPING AFTER THE EVENT …
  29. 29. CONTINUING MAPPING AFTER THE EVENT …
  30. 30. WINS • Reaching more girls in Mara via Mugumu Safe House  Discovery of remote villages  Reaching remote villages (limited roads, bridges)  Fuel planning  Better maps will help girls reach the Safe House on their own “We’re reaching places that we’ve never reached before”
  31. 31. MAPILLARY IN TANZANIA Starting to add photos of terrain using Mapillary – particularly useful to show road conditions in the rainy season.
  32. 32. MAPILLARY IN TANZANIA
  33. 33.  Develop Swahili version of Maps.Me  Get more phones before next training round in November 2016  Project to map clinics and villages in Maswa requested by District Medical Officer  Validators needed  Funding to continue Mapping Competitions for locals & mapathons  Funding for training local “mapping experts”  Bimonthly Crowd2Map mapathons to be organized in Vilnius, Technarium from this autumn NEXT STEPS
  34. 34. FRIENDS THANK YOU ! VOLUNTEERS
  35. 35. crowd2map.wordpress.com QUESTIONS? @crowd2map @jachapman82 j.chapman@tanzdevtrust.orgCrowd2Map Tanzania

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