“Crowd2Map Tanzania is a new crowdsourcing initiative aimed at creating a comprehensive map ofTanzania, including detailed depictions of all of its villages, roads and public resources (such as schools, shops, offices etc.) in OpenStreetMap and/or Google Maps, both of which are sadly …

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Tanzanian GODAN partner Agrinfo uses geodata to share farmland information and enable farmers to better manage their land. The organization does this, explains marketing director Jumo Ngomuo, by collecting the GPS locations of farms and assessing their ownership and area size, …

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The 2015 Africa Open Data Conference took place in Dar Es Salaam, in Tanzania, in September 2015. The presentations have been published, and a selection are previewed here: [gview file=”http://dd7.000.myftpupload.com//wp-content/uploads/2015/10/PRESIDENT-SPEECH-DURING-OPENING-OF-AFRICA-OPEN-DATA-CONFERENCE-00000002.pdf”]

Some 450 policy makers, government officials, academics, development practitioners, and representatives from civil society and the private sector from 39 countries gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the first-ever Africa Open Data Conference. During the event, earlier this month, …

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Journalism Education Knight International Media Innovators Digital Journalism Fellows talk civic tech and open data in Africa, mapping media organizations in South America, big news for a recent fellow and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

DAR ES SALAAM, September 3, 2015—More than 400 representatives from government, academia, private industry, civil society, and international organizations have gathered in Dar es Salaam for a two-day conference to share experiences and best practices to promote the production and …

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Over the next couple of days, we’re looking forward to discussing open data tools with attendees of the Africa Open Data Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Every day, more and more data is added to the open data ecosystem …

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The Open Institute in conjunction with the PEPFAR–MCC Partnership is organising a session at the Africa Open Data Conference that shall be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 2nd to 5th September 2015. The three-hour session shall be held …

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Today is significant in the global open data movement. Four years ago, Kenya stepped forward as a highly visible, early leader in open data when its president launched the Kenya Open Data Portal (KODI) — the first sub-Saharan nation to …

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