About Us

OpenMap Development Tanzania, Inc. (OMDTZ) is a registered NGO based in Dar es Salaam and operating across Tanzania. Since 2017, OMDTZ has promoted a number of community mapping projects, generated map awareness, actively pledged open data sets and continued to build a network of enthusiastic mappers in Tanzania. Similar to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, all activities are set up around the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) project, which is both a map and database of geographic data owned by the contributors themselves: anyone is able to view, create and use this information for free. OMDTZ staff have been heavily involved in the success of community mapping projects in Tanzania through engaging and training community members to, for instance, map the flood prone areas of Dar es Salaam for flood resilience purposes (i.e. Ramani Huria 1.0) and mapping the Bukoba region to strengthen response and preparedness to disasters in this earthquake affected area.We also involve people with different backgrounds ranging form technology, social, economy, political, academia and community members who are the center of our operations.

Our Core Activities

Capacity-buildings

Capacity Building

One major role of Open map development Tanzania is Capacity Building to local government official, local people, non government organizations and students in data based decision. In order to achieve that, OMDTZ conduct trainings, workshops and events whereby people from different professional background empowered in Geospatial Data from collection to visualization

Capacity-buildings

Data Collection

Geospatial and non geospatial data collection infrastructure with ability to processes the data, digitally stores and securely maintains of the infrastructures. We have well trained personnel with high experience that can deal with data collection tools form survey designing by using xls form, deploying to digital platforms like opendatakit (odk), Openmapkit (odk), and able to use remote host to deploy server.

Data analysis and management

Data analysis and management

With data now being a critical source of competitive advantage, organisations are constantly seeking, newer methods to identify, managing and analyze the data they generate. At open map development Tanzania we have well trained personnel that can work with the data that is collected by any technology and any scale.

Mission

Organization's mission is to have a vibrant Tanzania community which is united, organized, growing to assist, and get involved in national and global developmentgoals via maps.

Vision

Organizaton envision for Open Data, Open Source, and applyng these principles to assist organizations and individuals locally, and internationally to manage and solve social, economic and community challenges.

Objectives

The objectives for which organization is established are to:

  1. To rise awareness of the community on the mapping and maps throughout Tanzania.
  2. To enable training and capacity building that will enable individuals and organizations to manage social, economic and community challenges.
  3. To enable creation of opportunities for members of the community to engage in global sustainable development initiatives.
  4. To promote innovations from community members that will provide solutions to challenges in their communities for social and economic developments.
  5. Take part and facilitate mapping initiatives in the community, Africa and the global community.
  6. Provide community with education on Open Street Map and Open Data.
  7. Empower community in cartographic tools and skills to business, universities, government agencies and different organization.

Our Projects


innovate

Innovation Ecosystem Mapping

Innovation ecosystem mapping is a project aiming to map all innovators in Tanzania. They will be identified basing on hub. Data collection will cover, what they are doing, their mission and core values by adapting to the categories already established (Business Development Services, Government,Hubs, Incubators, Individuals and Mentors, Innovators, Investors/Funders/Lenders, Networks, and Teaching Institutions)

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datazetu

Data Zetu

Data Zetu helps communities to make better, more evidence-based decisions to improve their lives. Through partnerships and collaborations with local communities, Data Zetu works with stakeholders to build skills and develop digital and offline tools that make information accessible to everyone.

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Ramani Huria

Ramani Huria is a community-based mapping project that began in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, training university students and local community members to create highly accurate maps of the most flood-prone areas of the city

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Meet our dedicated team

Bio

I'm a graduate from Ardhi University, awarded with a B.Sc in Urban and Regional Planning in December 2015. I joined the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) as a trained university student to map three flood prone wards of the city and in December 2015 was promoted to lead the Tanzania HOT in its operations. With HOT, I train university students and community mappers on open mapping tools, building mapping capacity, and assisting them to map their own flood prone neighborhoods of the city

Innocent Maholi

Executive Director

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Nuru Kalulunga

Nuru Kalulunga

Administration Officer

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Hawa is a degree holder in Geography and environmental studies from the University of Dar es salaam. Soon after she graduated in 2015 she joined Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team as volunteer in field data collection. Due to her interest in writing she was later promoted and assigned as a communications person ie blog writing and taking care of all local HOT communications, takes care of field report writing from volunteers. She is also open data enthusiast

Hawa Adinani

Communication Officer

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Kassano Godfrey acquired his first degree at Ardhi University in 2017 in which he graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Community and Development Studies. There after he joined Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Tanzania on the same year 2017 as the volunteer in different activities especially community mapping and engagement. Currently he is the mapping supervisor in various projects including Data Zetu, Mini grids, Green Waste Pro and Ramani Huria. Also he is the communication personale and photographer in the team (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Tanzania). He is an expert in data collection and good user of mobile applications such as OpenMapKit and OpenDataKit also a member in ODK Forum. Out of office battle with him in Music Dancing and car Drifting.

Kassano Godfrey

Communication Officer

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Elia Dominic, Joined Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team three years ago (2015) a time when he was a finalist at Ardhi University pursuing Bachelor of Science in Housing and Infrastructure Planning. Currently works as Drainage Mapping supervisor in Ramani Huria 2.0 which is the community mapping project for flood resilience in Dar es salaam

Dominic Elia

Mapping Supervisor

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He is a Tanzanian, Ardhi University Bachelor Graduate of the year 2017 from the faculty of Community and Development Studies. Immediately after accomplishing his last year exams, he joined the Ramani Huria project that has the aims to create a flood resilience in Dar es salaam City through the mapping approach. He is technology enthusiast with the aim of using his career to increase the technological tools for his Community development with motherland reality once innovated as well as adopted from elsewhere. Primarily working as Innovation officer helping in designing and developing of the hardware low cost tools for aerial imaging called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) mostly known as Drones as will be useful to improve the aerial image in term of time taken and resolution to get the updated detailed map in partnership with UhuruLabs

Bornlove O. Ntikha

Innovation officer

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With over 5 years of Accounting experience, Athman Hamad Binde has a claintele that includes both individuals and corporations. He has worked both in private and government sector, with significant understanding of governmental regulations pertaining to individuals and corporations. He currently works as part of Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team Accounting, but formerly he has served as a Zonal Accountant at PCYSO ( Popular Culture Youth and Sports Organisation ). His dedication to accuracy and computation speed has enable him to win reporting the financial statements on time. Athman graduated from St. Augustine University of Tanzania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, with a minor in Mathematics. His strong computation background allows him to handle large projects with ease, and he has previously working with Reliance Insurance Company (Tanzania) Limited as Branch Accountant - Mwanza City. His past work has included preparing and reviewing monthly budget vs. actual budget and supervising all Zonal financial and administrative activities. He is able to Ensure all funding submission budgets are aligned with the master budget and provide sound advice to clients who want to insure their properties. His dedication to his hardworking and transparency to the client, has helped him to earn the trust of many different clients. Having served as individual accountant, Athman is an excellent leader and team player. He is able to efficiently divide up tasks and take charge of identifying key objectives when needed. In addition,Athman he is a creative thinker who would explore alternative solutions to problems and has an open mind about what will work best. He is efficient and highly organized..

Athman Hamad Binde

Accountant

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Asha mustapher is a mapping supervisor for the Humanitarian openstreetmap team in Tanzania graduated Bsc Urban and Regional Planning at Ardhi University,2017 to series of working onward earned her a lot of trust in community engagement especially in mapping.when she is not glue to computer work she spend time teaching community how to use local tools and local devices such as ODK in mapping. Currently she is working on community mapping at Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team Tanzania.

Asha Mustapher

Mapping Supervisor

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Ms. Anitha Gosbert is a Bachelor degree holder of Bsc. in Regional development planning from Ardhi University Dar es salaam (2017) as well as a Diploma holder in Development Planning from Institute of Rural Development Planning Dodoma (2013). Currently working with Humanitarian OpenstreetMap team as a Mapping Supervisor managing field tasks based on mobile applications such as Openmapkit and Opendatakit and also takes part in Data cleaning and also plays part in community engagement through mapping activities. Additionally, besides professional skills she has a confident personal attribute of being managerial team leader based of various projects she has participated such as Data Zetu, Mini grids and as well Ramani Huria

Anitha Gosbert

Mapping Supervisor

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Iddy Chazua holds a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies combined with further postgraduate studies of Msc. In Geographic Information System from University of Dar es salaam. He current work with Humanitarian Openstreetmap as Mapping Supervisor and GIS personnel in different projects where he produce maps, develop OpenDataKit, OpenMapKit forms and facilitate trainings on how to manage and utilize GeoSpatial data

Iddy Chazua

Mapping Supervisor

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Amour Nyalusi holds a Bachelor of Geography and Environmental from University of Dar es salaam. Currently he is working with Humanitarian OpenstreetMap team as a Mapping Supervisor whereby he is an expert on data collection using mobile applications such as OpenDataKit and OpenMapKit and also he is an expert on data cleaning, on top of that he is also a GIS person who spent time in creating maps for decision making.

Amour Nyalusi

Mapping Supervisor

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Tonny John, Joined Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team since 2015, holding Bsc. Regional Development Planning from Ardhi University professionally he is a Town Planner. Serving as mapping supervisor from 2015 in various projects namely Data Zetu, Mini grids and Ramani Huria and also produce maps, develop OpenDataKit and OpenMapKit forms not only that, but also he facilitate trainings on OpenDataKit and on how to manage and utilize GeoSpatial data.

Tony John

Mapping Supervisor

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Miss Christabell is a town planner holding a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning at Ardhi University. She joined Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team in 2015 when she was a student. After graduated her first degree in 2017 she joined Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team as a volunteer. She is now working with Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team as a Mapping Supervisor in different projects such as Data Zetu, Mini grid and Ramani Huria. She is an expert in community mapping and engagement and using mobile phones for data collection using phone application such as OpenMapKit (OMK) and OpenDataKit (ODK). When she is out of the office she likes to learn about leadership and management and listening to data

Christabell Benedict

Mapping Supervisor

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Dorica Mgusi

Dorica Mgusi

Mapping Supervisor

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JOHANES PETRO MACHELA grew up in Bukoba, Kagera Region North East of Tanzania, and graduated at Ardhi University, Dar Es Salaam with Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning. He spent 2 years working with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) current Is working with Open Map Development Tanzania (OMDTZ) based in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania as Community Mapping supervisor, Open data consultant and Project Supervisor, He achieved best trainer award on Open Data Day community mapping training workshop that took place in Mwanza, Tanzania from 2nd to 4th March 2018 in collaboration with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and Tanzania Development Trust training covered open data, OpenStreetMap, ID editor, Maps.me, Field Papers, Kobo Collect, OpenDataKit, OpenMapKit, JOSM, and QGIS. He participated in different projects countrywide level within a country and outside the country, Projects Like Tanzania Rural electrification (Tanzania Minigrid), REA Phase III as well as Zambia off-grid, Lusaka Facilities and Sanitation Programme as Field data collection coordinator. He is not frightening to be lost way but he is most likely frightening to lost a way while having map on his hand.

Johanes Petro Machela

Mapping Supervisor

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Emanuel Kombe is working with Openmap Development Tanzania[OMDTZ]as a Mapping Supervisor at Dar es Salaam city headquarter, he participated in leading many projects as a supervisor such as Dar Ramani Huria [drainage and flood extent and shina mapping] Mini Grids, Data Zetu, also he succeed to work with different companies and NGO’s in the the whole process of mapping such as are Green Waste Pro ltd, Nipe Fagio and currently Joshemi Co.ltd.He has knowledge/addicted with GIS includes field mapping{using and training on mobile tools such as OpenDataKit, OpenMapKit,Osm Tracker} data processing and map production. He graduated at University of Dar es Salaam with a Bachelor Degree in Geography and Environmental Studies in 2015, and joined Humanitarian OpenstreetMap Team[HOT].He is believing in local people local tools and local knowledge towards development.

Emanuel Kombe

Mapping Supervisor

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