21 June 2017 | DeBigC
Yesterday there was a seminar run in conjunction with the CEDAMA group of GIS users in several Ministries in Lesotho. Included in the participants were the Ministry of Works (Roads Directorate) and and also the Ministry of Environment, as well as the Land Surveying Division of the Ministry of Local Government, who are the lead Ministry having requested #MapLesotho.
All of these Ministries are separately sourcing, producing, and re-using spatial data for their areas of responsibility in Lesotho. And #MapLesotho has contributed a hefty amount of data. There are challenges to how these Ministries can share the data have, standardise it and re-use it.
The seminar explored how #openstreetmap would bypass some of the issues they have. All of those present pledged to assist #MapLesotho by contributing