[Talk-ug] Using OSM Mapping to solve land conflicts in Rural Areas

Reinier Battenberg reinier.battenberg at mountbatten.net
Tue Sep 23 08:19:24 UTC 2014

Hi Geoffrey,

OSM can help greatly in mapping the situation as-is. Where the roads, rocks, 
trees etc etc are.

It can then be used to put the discussion about legal boundaries in context of 
the real world. OSM, by nature of being open, is not suitable to actually 
manage disputes.

just my 2 cents.



On Sunday 21 September 2014 21:47:59 Kateregga Geoffrey wrote:
> During the recently concluded Mapping Day road trip in Eastern Uganda  we
> met an NGO who would like to use mapping to help solve one of the biggest
> problems in their community "Land Wrangles". What do you think is the best
> way to use OSM / Mapping to solve this problem?


Reinier Battenberg
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