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Mapping is simply a lot of fun…alongside saving lives each time one makes an edit to Openstreetmap – Faridah Nakabugo

Mapping is simply a lot of fun…alongside saving lives each time one makes an edit to Openstreetmap – Faridah Nakabugo

General, Interviews
Faridah Nakabugo is a student of Makerere University Kampala, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying and Geomatics. She has been mapping for almost 2 years now. Faridah is among the many youthmappers and a member of the Geo YouthMappers chapter in Makerere University. As a mapper, She has had a big chance to travel round the country and outside, meet and interacted with people from outside her region. Faridah says mapping has equipped her with skills such as working with different data collection and analysis tools. It has also greatly helped her improve her communication skills and opened her up to the “global world”. "Mapping is simply a lot of fun that comes along with meeting new people each single day and saving lives each time one makes an edit to open street map." Says Fa

Mara Mapping Party

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The Mara Mapping Party was hosted by Upande LTD in Nairobi in collaboration with ITC in the Netherlands,  UNESCO-IHE and Wageningen University and Research. The event brought together mappers and GISers from different institutions within the three regions to discuss the usefulness of the the Geospatial technologies in different sectors. With a number of demo sessions of completed and ongoing projects on mapping, the professionals were able to discuss exhaustively on issues pertaining to this topic of interest. The interactive sessions between the three groups were also so much fun as great topics were discussed amongst the members. Some of the topics discussed include; Mau Mara Serengeti Sustainable Water Initiative (MaMaSe) by Prof. Michael McClain  from UNESCO-IHE, Mara Rangeland