Volunteering Opportunity for University Students

Are you in a Geography or International Development university department, wanting a real life example of how mapping can help rural African communities?

Who are we?

Crowd2Map Tanzania is an initiative created and managed by the Tanzania Development Trust. There are many missing maps in rural Africa. We have made it our mission to add as many OpenStreetMaproads and buildings to rural Tanzania.

Our goal

Our efforts have resulted in creating better maps which help humanitarian aid agencies, but especially vulnerable girls. Girls in Tanzania are at risk of being genitally mutilated (female gender mutilation/ FGM), and our maps help them find safer routes to and from schools.

Join us – fill in the form below please

How you can help

We offer you an opportunity to do remote (online) mapping (psst… there are additional, related opportunities when you join us). Whether you have 1 or 5 hours a week to assist us, we need you! Please join our growing community of international volunteers. Some of them are on the ground in Tanzania, and we’ll encourage you to work with them through our various communication channels. We use a combination of satellite and field mapping and validation in our approach.

What is in it for you?

As a student in geography, topology, geology; in humanitarian studies and international development work, you’ll be giving us the kind of insightful and motivated help we are looking for. In turn, we’ll reward you with a badge and/or certificate honoring your volunteering contribution. And: You will expand your international network online for future opportunities. Volunteering opens doors!

Additional opportunities

Once you connect with us, we’ll have further opportunities. For instance: You may want to deliver training sessions on OpenStreetMap. You may want to take part in our competition to create a printed map of a village. Or you may be interested in forming a YouthMapper chapter.

Come on… join us!

Welcome to the mapathon everyone!

We’re trying to break the record of the biggest mapathon ever for the 13th anniversary of OpenStreetMap, and it is now LIVE!

The mapathon will last until 11am UTC tomorrow (August 14). We are mapping here http://tasks.hotosm.org/?sort_by=priority&direction=asc&search=Tanzania+Development+Trust

There are instructions here: http://bit.ly/MapBuildings


We are hoping to beat the record for most mappers involved within 24 hours. You can check whether your edit has been counted. http://bit.ly/Crowd2MapTracker

We’re presenting at State of the Map 2017!

We are proud to announce that we will be presenting our research at the State of the Map 2017 – the global OpenStreetMap conference of the year!

Egle Marija Ramanauskaite, our Co-founder & Crowdsourcing scientist will present research on measuring the impact of maps in fighting FGM & supporting development in rural Tanzania.

Here’s the abstract:

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If you’ll be there, join us the first day of the conference, 18th August, 2.40pm (GMT+9) in Room 1!

Janet Chapman returns from Community mapping in rural Tanzania

Our own Janet Chapman recently returned from our community mapping training in Tanzania curtsey of our Microgrant from HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap).
Check this link for some of her updates.

She at the same time had a great chance to represent Crowd2map at the State of the Map Africa conference in Kampala July with more of her presentation .

hiaragirlpower.blogspot.ug Many thanks to HOT (HUMANITARIAN OPENSTREET MAP ) andSOTM (STATE OF THE MAP AFRICA).

Our latest statistics on crowd2map (by July 2017) Thank you all the mappers!


Our latest updated mappers dash board herehttp://www.fragosus.pe.hu/volunteers/index.html


We are currently mapping herehttp://tasks.hotosm.org/?direction=asc&page=1&search=Tanzania+Development+Trust&sort_by=priority

Kindly join in and crowd to map with us by following instructions in this attachment.getting-started-with-tanzania-project-2501

With a short video clip to follow;https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg4mm7wu4RY&feature=youtu.be

Let’s work together to save lives by mapping to trace for and rescue the girls from Female Genital Mitigation in parts of rural Tanzania.

We are Celebrating the 13th anniversary of OpenStreetMap with hopefully the biggest mapathon ever!

Crowd2Map with OpenStreetMap is inviting you to join us from every where in the world for hopefully the biggest mapathon ever! On August 13th, 11am GMT, we will celebrate 13 years of OSM, with local mapping parties & online !

We are trying to break the record of 1500 people in 24 hrs, so join & support us from wherever you are!! You’re invited to map one of these tasks: http://bit.ly/MapTanzania, although any point added in Tanzania with the tag #crowd2map in the 24 hour period from 11 am GMT on Sunday 13th August until Monday 14th August will count.

More information & registration here: 👇👇👇