This years State of the Map Africa will be taking place at Makerere University Kampala , Uganda East Africa, from 8th to 11th July 2017 .
Crowd2Map has been invited!
We will be presenting at 2 sessions on Saturday in which everyone is welcome to participate in remotely (both sessions will also be recorded).
The first is a Round table looking at Women in Technology and Mapping at 11.30 EAT. Register to attend the live stream here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-technology-and-mapping-session-state-of-the-map-uganda-tickets-35955408595
The second is our talk at 3.30 EAT and we will be presenting our experience of training community mappers in rural Tanzania as part of our HOT Microgrant. The link to join is here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/publish?crumb=10b5dc45a29f39&eid=35955991338.
Talk Title: GROWING LOCAL COMMUNITIES OF MAPPING IN RURAL TANZANIA.
Date & Time: July 8th, 15.30 (GMT+3)
Given by: JANET CHAPMAN.
Talk abstract: Crowd2Map is a volunteer run project mapping rural Tanzania, Since 2015 , we have recruited remote volunteers to map the areas of greatest interests via satellite imagery, and we have been training local communities to map their own villages with smartphones.
This year we have been awarded a HOT microgrant to support our community mapping efforts and provide local change agents with smartphones on short term loan .Many thanks to the HOT microgrant Team.
This talk will outline some of the issues and lessons to technology as well as given an overview of our research efforts to measure the impact of better maps in rural Tanzania.