Crowd2Map Tanzania is a crowdsourced mapping project set up by Tanzania Development Trust, a volunteer-run UK charity set up in 1975 to help grassroots projects in rural Tanzania. Crowd2Map aims to put rural Tanzania on the map. Since 2015, they have been adding schools, hospitals, roads, buildings and villages to OpenStreetMap (OSM), an open-source map available to all, with the help of over 4000 volunteers worldwide and 500 on the ground in Tanzania. With minimal budget and no staff, they have so far added over 2 million buildings and mapped over 70,000 sq kilometres.
As their program grows, they looked to GISCorps to provide a high level GIS advisor to help them achieve their current goals and craft future plans. Emmor Nile, a long-time GISCorps volunteer and OSM subcommittee lead with years of experience working in Africa, was chosen to help guide them in their current and future endeavors. Emmor also hopes to use the project as a training ground for GISCorps volunteers looking to build their OSM skills.
Click here to see current Tanzania Development Trust tasks in the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Task Manager.
Recruitment complete, project in progress