OpenStreetMap Uganda (MapUganda) is a registered NGO working across Uganda, promoting community mapping, GIS awareness, actively contributing open datasets, and building a network of enthusiastic community mappers in Uganda. MapUganda contributes its mapping to the OpenStreetMap platform. MapUganda has been operating since 2012 and has worked with international organizations that include the World Bank and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) to execute data collection, capacity building, and information systems strengthening in Uganda.
In 2018, Map Uganda was part of the Open Cities Forum with the objectives to grow partnerships and catalyze the creation, management, and use of open data to produce innovative solutions for urban planning and resilience challenges. From February - April 2018 MapUganda ran a project called Smart Cities Funded by Open Data for Sustainable Development (AODC) in partnership with KCCA to help manage garbage collection in Kampala City. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MapUganda was running a project (Mapping Uganda Border Towns) to create maps and data that can assist COVID-19 responding organizations and agencies such as the Ministry of Health and Uganda Red Cross Society in responding to the pandemic. Enabling the responders to know the number of buildings in an area, using this data to estimate the number of people in the area for quick and proper service.