To help the Tanzanian Government optimize its health supply chain transport system, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT mapped the country. The data was uploaded by volunteers with Humanitarian Open Street Maps and Ramani Huria, and is now available to the world. For the people of Tanzania, including businesses, having a complete digital road map available means that businesses can better plan and operate, people can more efficiently plan their travel.
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Sharing the Land: Using Mapping Technology to Resolve Disputes
University students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are building a database on land ownership, hoping it will lead to a more peaceful future.
Are you using USAID’s data? We want to hear about it!
USAID is committed to development innovation and wants to improve user experience with our data. Do you use USAID data? Tell us about it!
USAID Welcomes the Crowd to Use Geo-Mapping Tools for Open Source Development
In 2014, USAID’s embrace of open source tools and crowdsourcing projects will continue to improve the effectiveness of U.S. development assistance while creating new opportunities for the communities where we work. USAID took the unprecedented step in June 2012 to improve government transparency by hosting a crowdsourcing event to open up access to the public to help map USAID’s loan guarantee data.
All Hands on Open Data: Mapping the Famine
USAID is starting to take a new approach to the data we release – from the types of data we release to the public, to the ways we actually release it. On Monday we launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the crisis in the Horn of Africa and, with it, released a set […]
Mapping for Informed Decision Making in Rwanda
Mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) have long been used in Rwanda for sectors such as agriculture and economic growth. The need for these innovative tools and skills, however, are just now being recognized in other fields, including health. As a monitoring and evaluation expert, I have seen how useful geography and maps can be […]