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MapHerWorld Campaign

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#MapHerWorld is a mapping campaign by the Open Mapping Hub - East and Southern Africa, inspired by the International Women's Day 2023 theme, "Celebrating women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education".

From 13 March 2023 to 20 June 2023, the Open Mapping Hub - Eastern and Southern Africa is running a mapping campaign aimed at increasing the visibility of women-focused points of interest (POIs) on OpenStreetMap (OSM).

This campaign mobilises the open mapping community to put amenities used by women and girls in communities across East and Southern Africa on the map (although everyone is welcome regardless of their location!)

This can include health facilities, schools, childcare, police stations and much more. A full data model is available here!

We hope that by putting these vital amenities on the map that we can improve access to services, visualise what is available and help people advocate for increased and improved services.

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Click the image to see what is going on in the campaign on twitter.

This is an incredible opportunity to put your data skills to the test and showcase your talent to the world. To participate, just follow these easy steps:

Step 1

Complete the sign-up form to join us as either an individual or a team member (preferably in teams of (3) three).

Step 2

Download the Every Door mobile app and start mapping the following features:

Every Door Search Tag Comment
hospital amenity=hospital Institutions for health care providing treatment by specialized staff and equipment, and typically provide nursing care for longer-term patient stays.
clinic amenity=clinic A medium-sized medical center, typically without admission of inpatients.
doctor amenity=doctors A place you can go to get medical attention or a check-up.
Abortion clinic healthcare:speciality=abortion An abortion clinic is a medical facility that specializes in performing abortions. Such clinics may be public medical centers or private medical practices.
Fertility Clinic healthcare:speciality=fertility_clinic Fertility clinics are medical clinics that assist couples, and sometimes individuals, who want to become parents but for medical reasons have been unable to achieve this goal via the natural course. Clinics apply a number of diagnostic tests and sometimes very advanced medical treatments to achieve conceptions and pregnancies.
Gynecologist healthcare:speciality=gynaecology Gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus, and ovaries) and the breasts.
Midwife healthcare=midwife A midwife is a professional in midwifery. In addition to providing care to women during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, midwives may also provide primary care related to reproductive health, including annual gynecological exams, family planning, and menopausal care.
Birthing center healthcare=birthing_center A birth center presents a more home-like environment than a hospital labour ward, typically with more options during labour: food/drink, music, and the attendance of family and friends if desired.
Police amenity=police A station from which the police operate.
Social Facility amenity=social_facility social_facility=shelter social_facility:for=abused A facility that provides social services. When combined with the other listed tags it indicates a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. (Only publicly known shelters should be mapped.)
Emergency Phone emergency=phone A telephone dedicated to emergency calls.
Street Light highway=street_lamp A single pole with one or more lights to illuminate the street.
Childcare/Nursery amenity=childcare A place where children of different ages are looked after.
NGO Office office=ngo Office of an organization working around women’s programs

Step 3

After mapping, participants upload the data to OSM.

Get ready for an exciting opportunity to showcase your skills and win amazing prizes! We are pleased to announce that the team with the best quality data, judged by tag accuracy and completeness, will receive a grand travel grant to attend the SOTM Africa 2023 conference in Cameroon. Not only that, but the winning team will also receive fantastic ESA Hub swag pack.

Sign up and start mapping today!

You can also join the #MapHerWorld whatsapp group to get updates, ask questions and share your experience.

What tech are we using?

The campaign centres on the EveryDoor app (available on iOS and Android). EveryDoor is an OpenStreetMap editor specifically for adding and editing points of interest and other amenities.