Putting Lesotho on the map

Since 2014 over 800 volunteers have been putting Lesotho on the world map. The project was born out of a need for a free, open and accessible spatial data shared beyond or within Government agencies in the Kingdom of Lesotho. MapLesotho has been changing this rapidly and is continuing to reinforce Lesotho as Africa's most mapped country on OpenStreetMap.

The Open Source Movement of Spatial Planning:#MapLesotho Initiative

08 September 2017 | by fifiqn
The first workshop on settlement layouts digitization for the southern region was held and hosted in Mohale’s Hoek District. The Southern region was comprised of five districts namely; the Mafeteng District, the Mohale’s hoek district, the Quthing district and the Qacha’s Nek district. This specific workshop of three days dating from the 05th to the 07th of September, 2017 was an initiative to introduce settlement layout digitization using open source technology (QGIS and OSM). The advantage and importance of incorporating osm data in the application of any kind of planning is that, it results in evidence based planning.
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