[HOT] Ramani Huria

Harry Wood mail at harrywood.co.uk
Sun May 17 01:47:24 UTC 2015

I created a wiki page for Dar es Salaam earlier today


ramanihuria.org looks great. I've linked that from there, and I've briefly tried to describe some earlier World Bank mapping initiatives too.

Are there other ways we could help with mapping Dar es Salaam, or with using the maps during the floods there? The global HOT community could be asked to map part of the city with a Task Manager project, but if you have good local engagement, maybe that's not so useful. One thing which would be great to do again, is the fieldpapers approach used in Lubumbashi, and more recently in Bangladesh. Local mapping of street names etc takes place with pen & paper, partnering with people elsewhere doing the scanning and digitising work.

Whatever else we can do to help, let us know. Any map outputs you need help with?

Harry Wood

From: Steven Bukulu <steven.bukulu at hotosm.org>
To: hot at openstreetmap.org 
Cc: Geoffrey Kateregga <geoffrey.kateregga at hotosm.org> 
Sent: Friday, 15 May 2015, 21:36
Subject: [HOT] Ramani Huria


Am currently volunteering under on a project Branded " Dar Ramani Huria which is  a swahili translation for "Dar Open Maps" funded by the World Bank. Am from Uganda.

What we are doing basically in the first stage of the project is having the community involved in mapping for flood resilience in Dar es Salaam the capital city of Tanzania on Openstreetmap.

The project has a couple of social media accounts plus a website (ramanihuria.org)

The project social media accounts are on: 
-Facebook: Ramani Huria and OpenStreetMap Tanzania where we want to mobilize a team of HOT mappers in Tanzania during and after the project is done.
-Twitter: @RamaniHuria and OSM_TZ
-Instagram: ramani.huria
and a Flickr account for all our project photos.

This month of May 2015 Tanzania has faced a series of heavy rains that have destroyed lots of personal property plus causing the displacement of about 200 people along the banks of river Msimbazi. The former residents have seeked shelter under a bus station.

More details are on the website.

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